The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) is in the process of proposing amendments to the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act 2015 (“the Act”). The proposed amendments are crucial to addressing emerging issues in cybersecurity and other issues not accommodated in the existing Act, and to further bring the Act in line with the National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy (NCPS) 2021, the implementation of which has since commenced. The ONSA has invited the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to make input to the proposed amendments.
Consequently, the NBA is calling for contributions/input in the form of memoranda, proposals, position papers from individual members, sections and fora of the NBA, on possible amendments to the Act. All memoranda, position papers and/or proposals should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Wednesday, 5th October 2022 by 11:59PM WAT for aggregation and onward transmission of the NBA’s position to the ONSA.
Further enquiries can be made by contacting Ayodeji on 08033452825 or Oludayo on 08061397690.
An electronic copy of the 2015 Act and NCPS 2021 is hereby attached for reference.