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African Union Draft Convention on Cyberspace and Cybersecurity

CYBERSECURITY

Welcome to an open forum on the discussion of The Draft African Union Convention on the Confidence and Security in Cyberspace. The Draft Convention has been developed jointly by the African Union Commission (AUC) the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

With little or no Consultation from stakeholders in African Union Member States, the Draft is now in its final stage of development. It has been approved by the 22nd Ordinary session of the AU Executive Council (January 2013). Legal validation by the AU Ministers of Justice Conference scheduled to take place in October 2013. Thereafter, it will be adopted during an AU Summit in January 2014. Afterwards, the ratification process will start.

Given that the Draft Convention is teeming with anomalies that have an adverse effect on business, individual rights and freedoms, the social and economic sphere, it is crucial to discourage the passage of this piece of legislation as it is here.

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