Kampala-The African Centre for Cyber Law and Cyber Crime Prevention has been launched in Naguru, a Kampala suburb.
The centre, set up by the United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders (UNAFRI), in conjunction with the International Association of Cyber Crime Prevention (AILCC), is based in France.
The centre is to deal with organised crime, child pornography on the Internet, cyber terrorism, information security and online tax fraud among others. And Cyber crime refers to any vice committed by means of a computer system, in a computer system, or against a computer system.
Masamba said “All nations need to improve their laws and enforcement in order to make sure that no state is a haven for computerised criminal activity,”and with the increasing access to Internet globally, there is need to unite with international organisations to fight the vice.
The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Jimmy Samanya noted that in a research conducted by Makerere University faculty of ICT, 25% of the respondents planned and successfully implemented a cyber crime, while 90% of Internet users were defrauded.
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