The Uganda Communications Commission has called for the adoption of cybersecurity laws to provide better security for east Africa. Speaking at the East African Internet governance forum on cybersecurity in Kampala, the executive director of the UCC called on the region to develop comprehensive cyber laws to clamp down on cyber crime.
“As a region, we need to adopt appropriate legislation against the misuse of ICTs for criminal purposes,“ said Patrick Mwesigwa, the executive director. “The benefits of ICTs are being undermined by unscrupulous and criminal elements exploiting its capabilities to the detriment of others.“
The forum will include discussions on the need for robust cyber laws. The forum was organized by the government of Uganda Government on behalf of the East African communications bodies and the global telecom union.