The African Union Draft Convention on Cyber Security (AUCC) is to be tabled for signing on in January 2014, but after reading the fine print stakeholders in the ICT industry are already voicing their displeasure at some of the submissions that could be passed.
Rene Eno-Akpa a policy research fellow at the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT), maintains however that the submissions contain loopholes that will, among other things, infringe on people’s civil liberties and as such cannot be made into law in their current form.- Humanipo, October 29 2013
Category Archives: In the News
On the surface the draft convention looks very well-intended but wait until you read some articles in the convention. As espoused by Dennis Mbuvi on his blog post “African Countries propose stringent rules governing e-commerce and data” – Kachwanya.com
November 1, 2013
The Strathmore Law School-based institution said the ratification would subsequently threaten the growth and survival of the online business community.
CIPIT challenges AU cyber security adoption – CAJ News, November 13 2013
There is growing awareness in African countries on the issue of CybderSecurity. This is reflected on the number of bills out there due for passage in National Parliaments. Human IPO run a story on Nigeria a while back which has a Cyber Crime Bill 2013 up for passage in their legislature.
Read the full article here
In the Papers: Strathmore Law School Dean Dr. Luis Franceschi takes a Stab on the African Union draft Cybersecurity Convention
Our Dean Dr. Luis Franceschi who is a regular commentator and columnist with the Daily Nation Kenya wrote about the African Union draft Cyber-security Convention.
In his issue He raises the issue of awareness of the AUCC draft;
If right now you are asking, “What is the AUCC?” you are not alone. Indeed, a major problem with the AUCC is that so few people, companies, and organisations even know of its existence, yet it is scheduled to be passed by the AU in January 2014. – Dr. Luis Franceschi
Read the whole article here;
AU Cyber-security Convention ignores practical reality by Dr. Luis Franceschi on Daily Nation November 15, 2013
In the News: Kenyan bid to stop ‘flawed’ AU cybersecurity convention – By Gareth van Zyl, IT Web Africa
Kenyan bid to stop ‘flawed’ AU cybersecurity convention – By Gareth van Zyl, IT Web Africa
‘I was in the dark on the Media Bill‘ – ICT CS Fred Matiang’i
[We wouldn’t want the same to happen in respect to the #dAUCC]
About the Media Council Legislation
AN ACT of Parliament to provide for the realization of the right to freedom of expression and freedom of the media, and for the establishment of the Media Council of Kenya a body independent of control by government, political or commercial interests that reflects the interests of all sections of the society to set media standards and regulate and monitor compliance with those standards; for the conduct and discipline of journalists and the media and for connected purposes – IEA