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Tampering with critical infrastructure now punishable




The newly signed into law Cyber crime Act has made it clear that those who tamper with critical infrastructure, computer-related forgery could now be dully punished, reports ITRealms.


An extract from the Cybercrime Act signed into law by the immediate past president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan on May 15, 2015, available to ITRealms indicated that its objective  among others will include to provide an effective and unified legal, regulatory and institutional framework for the prohibition, prevention, detection prosecution and punishment of cybericrimes in Nigeria.


“Ensure the protection of critical national information infrastructure,” part of the Act read.

Also, it would promote cyber security and the protection of computer systems and networks electronic communications, data and computer programmes intellectual property and privacy rights.


Speaking on this development, Director, Public Affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr. Tony Ojobo underscored the fact that on Part II – Protection of Critical National Information Infrastructure, stressed the importance of protecting or preservation of critical information infrastructure; the general management of critical information infrastructure, noting that access to transfer and control of data in any critical information infrastructure.


“Infrastructural or procedural rules and requirements for securing the integrity and authenticity of data or information contained in any designated critical national information infrastructure,” he said.


He highlighted that the theft of electronic devices, electronic signature, child pornography and related offences, racism and xenophobic offences are punishable under the Act.


According to the objectives of this Act, ITRealms gathered it will “provide an effective and unified legal, regulatory and institutional framework for the prohibition, prevention, detection prosecution and punishment of cybercrimes in Nigeria.

 

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