Technology

Legislation urgently needed to guide privacy on Internet

A lady uses her credit card online. There is a need for a legal framework in Africa to protect access and use of private information online. Photo/FOTOSEARCH
A lady uses her credit card online. There is a need for a legal framework in Africa to protect access and use of private information online. Photo/FOTOSEARCH 

We live in a global village, but in this modern interpretation of the concept, we are seemingly resistant to all things that made the “traditional” village appealing and warm.

In the traditional village, we were all in each other’s business in a good way that can only be informed by a fabric or trust and awareness that delivered a more cohesive society.

Welcome the digital age and the adoption of this global village concept where we love to share what we are doing via the Internet or conduct transactions that are necessary for daily living through numerous channels and tools made available by online stores, banks and mobile money platforms.

Consumers increasingly place a premium on their time resulting to the convenience factor emerging as a key deliverable to any service offering a company would wish to deliver.