Minister swears in Hon. Abban onto Board of Data Protection Commission

The Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP) on Tuesday, 29th April, 2020 swore in the Ministry’s new Deputy Minister, Hon. Alexander Kwadwo Kom Abban as a member of the Board of the Data Protection Commission.

Members of the Board present at the ceremony were Mr. Alex Appawu, Mrs. Justice Helena Inkumsah-Abban and Madam Patricia Adusei Opoku whiles the other members observed the ceremony through Microsoft Teams.

At the event, Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful expressed her confidence in Hon. Abban to give his best to the position he had been appointed as he joins the other members of the Board to guide the Data Protection Commission in executing its mandate.

The ceremony was held at the office of the Data Protection Commission.

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) is an independent statutory body established under the Data Protection Act, 2012 (Act 843) to protect the privacy of the individual and personal data by regulating the processing of personal information.

The Commission provides for the process to obtain, hold, use or disclose personal information and for other related issues bordering on the protection of personal data.

The Commission is given several powers under the Act including the power to acquire property under the State Property and Contracts Act, 1960 (C.A.6) or the State Lands Act, 1962 (Act 125). 

On the coming into force of the Act in October 2012, the Ministry of Communications (MoC) inaugurated its governing body in November 2012. The Commission has since been working assiduously to ensure implementation of the Act.

 

Members of the Data Protection Commission Board as at Tuesday, 29th April, 2020 are:

 

Mrs. Justice Helena Inkumsah-Abban

High Court Judge (Rtd.)

 

Hon. Alexander Kwadwo Kom Abban

Deputy Minister for Communications

 

Ms. Patricia Adusei-Poku

Executive Director, Data Protection Commission

 

Mr. Joe Anokye

Director General, National Communications Authority

 

Mr. Richard Okyere-Fosu

Director General, National Information Technology Agency

 

Mr. Alex Appawu

Head of IT Services, Ghana Gas

 

Dr. Maxwell Opoku-Afari

1st Deputy Director, Bank of Ghana

 

Dr. Afua Asabea Asare

CEO, Ghana Export Promotion Authority

 

Mr. Joseph Whittal

Commissioner, CHRAJ

 

Mr. David Kombat

CEO, Ghana Statistical Services

 

Mr. Michael Nfodzo

Representative, GISPA