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Cyberlaw And Policy On Information And Communications Technology In Nigeria And Ecowas

Cyberlaw And Policy On Information And Communications Technology In Nigeria And Ecowas

Author: Professor Muhammed Tawfiq Ladan (phd)

Category: LAW, SOCIETY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Date Published: Wednesday, 6-February-2019 2:42:11 PM


With the growing sophistication and use of information technology, the past decade has seen a major growth in cybercrime. Broadly described, cybercrime refers to all types of crime that exploit modern telecommunications networks, in which computers or computer networks are used for criminal activity. As more and more regions of the world go online, cybercrime is finding new and more permissive environments. Especially in developing nations, cybercrime is gaining a foothold. Law enforcement agencies are struggling to respond, especially in places where legislative frameworks are weak or non-existent. The growth of cybercrime in Nigeria and Africa is of particular concern.