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In the News: CIPIT challenges AU cyber security adoption – CAJ News

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

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CIPIT’s Letter to the African Union Calling for Stakeholder Input on the African Union Convention on Cyberspace

Below is a letter from Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law addressed to the African Union calling for more stakeholder input on African Union draft Cybersecurity Convention.


Here is the link

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Sign our Petition to Stop the Ratification of the African Union Convention on the Confidence and Security in Cyberspace

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The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law,(CIPIT), a Centre under Strathmore Law School has started a campaign to oppose the ratification of the African Union Convention on Cyber space (AUCC).

The AUCC significantly restricts on-line freedom of expression and stifles the growth of the on-line business community. In essence, it unacceptably limits fundamental internet freedoms.

We would like you to participate in petitioning the African Union to stop the ratification process. Kindly sign our petition linked here. It is a simple 1 minute process, and the petition contains some of the reasons why we oppose ratification.

Also, follow us on twitter @aucyberspace and on Facebook . Feel free to post your comments.

Petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/262/148/817/

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Document: Call for Parliamentary Referendum Opposing the African Union Convention on the Confidence and Security in Cyberspace

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EVENT: Panel Discussion on the Draft African Union Cyber Security Convention

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CIPIT is pleased to announce that there will be a Panel Discussion on the Draft African Union Cyber Security Convention, on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at *iHub_

The Draft African Union Convention on Cyber Security or the Confidence and Security in Cyberspace was developed jointly by African Union Commission and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Its objective is to harmonize e-legislation related to e-transactions development,personal data protection, cyber security promotion and fight against cybercrime. Read the full Draft Convention here.

During the meeting, there will be a brief introduction to the Draft Convention followed by an overview of the process of adaptation the Convention will follow. This will be followed by a discussion on problematic provisions contained in the Convention as well as possible solutions.Attendees will get a chance to share their views and propose recommendations.

This event is absolutely FREE! Get all the registration and RSVP details here.

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