Kezia Vilawa

Associate Data Protection Consultant

Kezia supports companies across different industries in the creation and maintenance of their ROPA (Records of Data Processing Activities), data subject requests (DSR) handling, drafting of privacy notices, DPAs, data sharing agreements, GDPR training for staff and reporting on current state of compliance.

She is a licensed Lawyer at the Nigerian Bar and provided legal advisory on oil and gas servicing and real estate transactions. She also successfully negotiated a multi million naira contract of service between Oil Mining Lease (OML) 30 and a logistics support company. In her early legal career, she was involved in litigation and represented clients before magistrate and State High Courts in Nigeria

Professional Experience

Real Estate Assistant 

Madingwa Real Estate | 2020 – 2021

  • Real estate brokering
  • Inspections and closing management
  • Social media marketing


Legal Officer

Eauston Solutions | 2019

  • Legal advisory for commercial transactions
  • Legal drafting for property transactions
  • Corporate secretary for legal compliance
  • Contract negotiations



Olumuyiwa Obanewa & Co. | 2018

  • Litigation at Magistrate and State High Courts
  • Drafting and filing of court processes
  • Legal research

Qualifications & Education


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), International Studies in Intellectual Property Law | TU Dresden | 2023
  • Bachelor of Laws | Babcock University | 2016


Certificates and awards

  • IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E)
  • Cisco Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • OneTrust Certified Privacy Professional
  • Call to Bar certificate (practicing license) – Nigerian Bar
  • CIArb UK – Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb)


Skills and expertise

  • EU GDPR Compliance
  • Data mapping / ROPA creation
  • Transfer risk assessment
  • Privacy notices & internal policy documentation
  • Data subject requests handling
  • Vendor due diligence
  • Understanding of network vulnerabilities, threat detection, risk management
  • Supervisory authorities liaison

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