AU cybersecurity plan criticized by Experts

Cyber Security
Stakeholders in the ICT sector are lobbying against the ratification of an African Union regulations on cyber security because of fears the proposed rules will stifle Internet growth. The African Union Convention on Cyber Security (AUCC) is scheduled to be adopted at a meeting in January if none of its members oppose it. But some Kenyan stakeholders have filed a petition to bar the convention from being ratified into law, saying the agreement in its current form would derail penetration of the Internet and curtail freedom. Strathmore Centre for Intellectual Property managing director Marcela Sinda called for wider consultations before the decision is ratified. “This is being conducted in total darkness. We have identified provisions harmful to our Internet economy that n