On Friday, the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), published the names, residential addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of taxpayers in the state.
TheCable accessed the website, where the private data of any tax-paying individuals and companies in the state could be seen.
This is against the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) 2019, which stipulates that such information be kept safely by the collating agencies.
Consequently, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has kicked against the move by the state tax agency.
In a statement , NITDA said “it was reliably informed and duly ascertained that the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) published a web portal where personal information of tax payers of Lagos State was gleaned by the general public in breach of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR), 2019”.