Regional Seminar on the Harmonisation of Cyberlegislation in ECOWAS
GFCE Code: G0239
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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