The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in collaboration with National Judicial Institute, on Thursday in Abuja, organized a workshop for judges to sensitize them on topical and emerging areas of telecommunication to aid development of legal education in Nigeria.
Speaking through the Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management, Mr. Sunday Dare, at the 2017 annual workshop for judges on legal issues in telecommunications, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta said the workshop will aid the judiciary navigate knotty legal issues presented for adjudication, as well as aid the commission actualize regulatory excellence, operational efficiency developing a technology rich Nigeria.
Danbatta averred that the workshop will examine issues such as the role of the Subscriber Identity Module, SIM registration exercise in the prevention of crime, SIM-Swap facilitated bank frauds, the emergence of over-the-top services (OTTs), data protection, identity theft and privacy of individuals and businesses, and how to curb the increase in cybercrime.
He explained that the SIM registration exercise was designed for identity and security management adding that the commission has developed guidelines on SIM replacement which sets out guidelines to be followed by all operators to avoid SIM-Swap Facilitated Bank Frauds.
He expressed confidence that the implementation of the cybercrime Act, 2015 will strengthen cyber security in the country, adding that a tour to NG.CERT and Network Operating Centre will aid educate judges on how cyber threats are prevented in Nigeria.