NCC Set To Regulate Use Of Internet, Protect Cyberspace

The Deputy Director of Consumer Affairs Bureau, National Communications Commission (NCC), Alhaji Ismail Adedigba, has disclosed plans by the commission to establish mechanisms that will control the use of internet and protect the nation’s cyberspace against attack.

Speaking at the 109th edition of Consumer Outreach Programme in Osogbo, Osun State, Adedigba said the move is aimed at protecting children against dangerous online contents, ensure consumer privacy and data protection.

He said: “Realising that liberalisation of the telecoms industry has led to an unprecedented increase in the usage of internet-based solutions and services, the Nigerian Communications Commission has initiated a process to establish an internet industry code of practice for internet service providers in the country.

“The internet code is a regulatory intervention expected to secure the country’s cyberspace against threats from cyber attackers and addressing issues such as online child protection, privacy and data protection among others.”

He added that while the commission is working on regulatory interventions to sanitize the cyberspace, telecoms play their role by reporting shortcomings to appropriate quarters.

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