Ncc is trying as much as possible to make internet easy for every users in nigeria, as part of efforts aimed at ensuring security of the cyber space and protecting telecoms consumers from activities of criminals, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has unfolded plans to establish an Internet Code of Practice for Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
When fully on stream, the process would also tackle issues relating to online child protection, privacy, data protection and objectionable content among others.
The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCC Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, dropped this hint at the 48th town hall meeting of the commission held in Ile Ife, Osun state at the weekend. Danbatta, who spoke through the Deputy Director, Consumer Affairs, Alhaji Ismail Adedigba, noted that the Internet Code would be a regulatory interventions that would not only help to secure the Cyber space against imminent threats from Cyber attackers but also to address critical issues in the provision and usage of telecoms services.He said the theme of the town hall meeting, “Mitigating Effects of Cybercrimes: The Role of Telecoms Consumers” was apt and carefully chosen for the benefit of all stakeholders in the sector and the society.
The NCC boss said as a major regulator in the industry, the commission would always rise to the challenges through different fora to sensitize telecoms consumers on the rising wave of Cybercrimes in its various forms.He said the fresh initiative by the commission was further informed by liberalization of the Telecoms Industries which had led to an unprecedented increase in the usage and dependence on Internet-based solutions and services.
He noted the yearly meeting with stakeholders and other complementary initiatives had been helpful to all and brought about an improvement in service delivery and satisfaction of consumers. Danbatta said, “These programmes have been put in place based on the commission’s understanding that telecoms consumers are important.
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