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  • Samson Omale

NITDA Issues Code of Practice For Internet, Interactive Computer Service Platforms

The National Information Technology Development Agency on Monday issued Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms, Internet Intermediaries and Conditions for Operating in Nigeria.

Mrs. Hadizar Umar, Director, Public Affairs NITDA, disclosed this in a statement that the Code of Practice was aimed at protecting fundamental human rights of Nigerians and non-Nigerians living in the country.

Mrs. Umar said that it was also to define guidelines for interacting on the digital ecosystem.

She said this was in line with international best practices as obtainable in democratic nations such as the United States of America, United Kingdom, European Union, and United Nations.

According to her, the Code of Practice is developed in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission and National Broadcasting Commission.

It also has input from Interactive Computer Service Platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Google and Tik Tok amongst others.

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