Minister of Communications Fraternizes With Data Protection Commission

As part of her official duties, the Minister of Communications scheduled a meeting with the Data Protection Commission, an Agency of the ministry to fraternize with management and staff of the commission. Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful was taken round the office and introduced to staff of the Commission. The Minister informed that it was incumbent on her to pay a visit to familiarize herself with the operations of the Commission. She was of the view that this was the right time to meet with the Commission and to know about their challenges so as to put in measures to help them function properly as a Commission.

Mrs. Teki Akuetteh Falconer, the Executive Director of the Data Protection Commission gave highlights of their operations by saying that their major role was to educate and empower the public on their rights and obligations under the Data Protection Act. They have been able to do this well in the past. They expect to increase the registered number of people to thousand five hundred (1500) by the end of 2017 from the current registered number which is five hundred (500) people. She appealed to the Minister to constitute a board to oversee the running of the Commission especially in terms of decision making and budgetary allocations which has suffered a setback due to lack of a board in place.