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In the News: Private sector wary of the Africa cyber security Draft Convention – Human IPO

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

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In the News: Nigerian government seeks to monitor and control cyberspace with new law

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.

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