- Some companies have been cited for default by the Data Protection Commission (DPC)
- Hospitals like Korle-Bu and Komfo Anokye are feared to not have a data protection license
Over 100 companies in Ghana are said to have breached the date protection laws of the land.
This was made known after the Data Protection Commission (DPC) published the first list of all data controllers who do not have a license to operate.
The list saw top institutions including the Korle Bu Teaching hospital cited for default.
Data controllers are companies and institutions who handle very fragile and confidential information of clients. They are all managed under the DPC which gives them a license to operate and use the confidential details of these clients and customers.
In a release the commission revealed that it ”has no choice but to commence the prosecution of the offending institutions and the publication of their names to prevent reckless misapplication, use and abuse of personal data.”
Meanwhile all defaulting companies and institutions are being warned to either register or face possible prosecution.
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