Biosec Solutions, an identity management company, has patnered with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to allow Nigerians in the diaspora register for the national identity number (NIN).
Agu Osoka, managing director of the company, who disclosed this on Monday, said it will also be launching centres in 15 countries across the world.
He said Biosec Solutions has been part of many identity management-based projects over the years and has implemented the EU general data protection regulation (GDPR) guidelines.
“Biosec Solutions engaged DIPSec, a company registered in Belgium to serve as EU representative and Data Protection Officer (DPO) as required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With several years of experience in data protection, information security and risk management, DIPSec has developed solutions for organisations outside the EU to enable them process the data of EU residents in accordance with the GDPR,” he said.
“The GDPR will ensure that we can continue to deliver world class services to Nigerians. This significant achievement has catapulted Biosec to a world class company which implements international standards and best practices.
“This is why we have put in the effort to upgrade our systems and process to meet international standards and best practices. These organisational and technical upgrades will enable us provide the best services to Nigerians in diaspora as we look to bring the National Identification Number (NIN) registration to their doorstep.
“The GDPR compliance enables Biosec Solutions obtain personal data (personal identifiable information including biometric data) worldwide under the EU/US privacy shield, and can determine the purpose and means of processing the data.”
In May, Uche Chigbo, special assistant to the director-general of NIMC, had said Nigerians based in the US are to pay between $40 and $50 each to be enrolled for NIN.
The countries where the centres will be launched include UK, US, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Ivory Coast, and Congo.