Cyber Crime and Data Privacy: How Africa Can Up Its Game

Cyber Crime and Data Privacy: How Africa Can Up Its Game

Africa is the fastest growing continent when it comes to Internet penetration. The percentage of people on the continent using the Internet increased from a mere 2.1% in 2005 to 24.4% in 2018, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a specialised UN agency. Yet, while more African citizens are becoming connected, there are concerns about disregard for personal data by social media networks, the prominence of fake news and the growth of cybercrime.

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