A Cross Section of Participants at the Workshop.

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.

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