Three companies have been cited for breaching data protection laws.
The companies are Hisense Ghana Limited, Quick Loan and micro-Investments limited and Marwako Fast Food.
Officials of the companies have since been picked up for questioning for allegedly.
The officials were picked up in an exercise organised by the Data Protection Commission.
Quick Credit Investment and Micro-Credit Limited, a loan company was cited for their alleged violation of the Data Protection Act 2012.
The move by the Commission follows a petition filed by a customer who accused the company of breaching privacy.
The company is accused of publishing the names of defaulting customers in the public domain without obtaining proper consent, a violation that is expressly prohibited under the Data Protection Act 2012 (843).
The Commission has directed the company to make itself available for a meeting by the close of work on Monday.
Addressing a press conference, Quinton Akrobeto, the Director for Regulatory and Compliance at the Data Protection Commission, said the complaint was filed by the lawyers of the complainant.
“We will be expecting them at the Police Headquarters for further interrogation. We received a complaint about their non-compliance, and how they are processing personal data against their customers so we received a complaint from one lawyer who wrote in respect of their client and it is upon that that we have followed up to this place.”
“What they [the companies] do is harass their customers, go to their homes and churches, and allow the whole world to know that they are owing them which is against their privacy.