Unity Bank, a leading financial inclusion bank has reassure all customers that they will take the protection of their personal information very seriously in accordance with data protection legislation.
In a statement from the bank after a report that the bank exposed personal data of over 53,000 job seekers recently, the bank said; “Our attention has been drawn to a social media reports purporting a data breach of our systems.”
“For the avoidance of doubt, Unity Bank wishes to reassure all customers that we take the protection of their personal information very seriously in accordance with data protection legislation.”
“The Bank hereby reassures its customers and the public at large, of the integrity of its systems, controls of which are continually enhanced in line with best practices, to forestal attempts at compromising confidential data.”
“We also implore all our esteemed customers and the general public to be vigilant and not succumb to false and suspicious mails/text/calls/messages devised to mislead them into disclosing their personal details.
“A declaration that the Respondent’s unauthorized exposure of personal data of data subjects on the Internet constitutes a personal data breach under regulation 1.3(11) of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation 2019.
“A declaration that the Respondent’s unauthorized exposure of personal data of data subjects on the Internet constitutes a violation of the data subjects’ right to privacy guaranteed by section 37 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (As Amended).
“A declaration that, by virtue of regulation 2.10(a) of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation 2019, the Respondent is liable to a fine of N10, 000, 000.
“An order mandating the Respondent pay the sum of N10, 000, 000 (Ten million Naira only), to the account of the Federal Republic of Nigeria through the Remita platform within seven days of delivery of judgement in this suit.
“Perpetual injunction restraining Respondent, its officers, agents and/or data processors from further interfering with the privacy rights of its data subject.
But they ate now reassuring their customers and the general public of utmost confidentiality to their datas.