The Nigerian Communication Commission has concluded plans to establish an Internet industry code of practice for service providers in the country.
This development is aimed at part of its efforts to secure the cyberspace against criminal elements.
The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta, who disclosed at the 107th edition of the consumer outreach sensitization program added that the move became necessary due to the increase in Internet crimes.
Danbatta explained that the Internet code is regulatory intervention protection aimed at securing the country’s cyberspace against imminent threats from cyber-attacks.
Also, it would address issues such as privacy, online child protection, and data protection among others.
He pointed out that said even though it is impossible to eradicate cybercrime; the commission would continue to collaborate with service providers to reduce the menace.
“To say that we are going to eradicate cybercrime is a tall ambition but what we can do is to educate the public so they will not fall victim of cybercrime activities. People are looking for loopholes to perpetrate crime. If people are informed, they will know how to protect themselves.”
The Executive Vice Chairman further stressed that while the regulatory intervention and other initiatives are ongoing to sanitize the Internet space, telecom consumers must also play their role.