Regional Seminar on the Harmonisation of Cyberlegislation in ECOWAS


GFCE Code: G0239

Status: Finished

From: Jan 2013

To: Dec 2015

Themes & Topics



Aims / objectives:

The objectives were to strengthen the capacity and the expertise of the delegates, to review the current situation of cyber legislation in the ECOWAS region and to discuss the best ways to advance the cyberlaw harmonization process in the areas of e-transactions, data protection and cybercrime as per the texts adopted at the regional level:

  • Supplementary Act A/SA.1/01/10 on personal data protection
  • Supplementary Act A/SA.2/01/10 on electronic transactions
  • Directive C/DIR/1/08/11 of 19 August 2011 on cybercrime

Beyond those areas, other issues such as consumer protection, online regulation and domain regulation were also integrated since they affect e-commerce development.

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