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Title: Privacy and data protection in E-commerce: the effectiveness of a government regulation approach in developing nations, using Nigeria as a case
Authors: Adelola, Tiwalade
Dawson, Ray
Batmaz, Firat
Keywords: Data protection
E-commerce
Nigeria
Regulation
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: ADELOLA, T., DAWSON, R. and BATMAZ, F., 2015. Privacy and data protection in E-commerce: the effectiveness of a government regulation approach in developing nations, using Nigeria as a case. IN: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST 2014), pp. 234 - 239.
Abstract: The emergence of e-commerce has brought about many benefits to a country's economy and individuals, but the openness of the Internet has given rise misuse of personal data. Several countries have enacted legislations and procedures to protect the information privacy of their citizens and corporations. However, many developing countries, such as Nigeria are yet to enact any procedures, despite the high level of identity theft and online fraud. Different approaches to data privacy and protection are found in different countries. These can be generally categorised as the self-regulation approach, as used in the United States and the government approach, as used in the United Kingdom. This paper investigates the reasons why developed countries adopt a system for data protection. The paper then focuses on the reason why the government approach may not be applicable successfully in developing country using Nigeria as a case study. This is done by identifying the issues affecting data protection in the developing country and then evaluating the United Kingdom's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) dispute resolution, enforcement and compliance monitoring processes for their applicability in Nigeria. Benchmarks developed by the Australian government for Industry-Based Customer Dispute Resolution Schemes provide a suitable mechanism for evaluation.
Description: This conference paper is closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1109/ICITST.2014.7038812
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17375
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICITST.2014.7038812
ISBN: 9781908320391
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Computer Science)

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