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Policy Recommendations on Cybersafety and Combating Cybercrime in the Arab Region (Arabic) Policy Recommendations on Cybersafety and Combating Cybercrime in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2015/1

Technological advances, such as high Internet and mobile phone penetration and the availability and affordability of mobile broadband services, have led to a growing number of Internet users and...

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Policy Note: Development and Harmonization of Cyber Legislation in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Technical Paper.2



  The purpose of this note is to clarify the importance of cyber legislation in building the Arab knowledge society and highlight the ESCWA efforts and activities that aim at developing...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Arab Countries, Issue 18

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/1

Cyber-crime is an emerging global threat which affects developed and developing countries alike. This Review examines selected aspects of cybercrime, underlining its effect on the socioeconomic...

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Regional Harmonization of Cyber Legislation to Promote the Knowledge Society in the Arab World Regional Harmonization of Cyber Legislation to Promote the Knowledge Society in the Arab World

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/Brochure.2

This is a brochure for the project "Regional Harmonization of Cyber Legislation to Promote the Knowledge Society in the Arab World". The objective of the project was to enhance regional...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 11

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/9



This issue tackles cyberspace legislation and its role in strengthening confidence in electronic services. It contains an overview of the status of cyberspace legislation in the ESCWA...

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Building Trust in E-Services in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/4

The rapid pace of advancement in information and communications technology (ICT) and the increasing ICT application possibilities in the economic, social and cultural fields are accompanied, on...

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Models for Cyber Legislation in ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/8

There is significant variation in the legal frameworks for the regulation of cyber issues between ESCWA member countries. This study addresses the current state of cyber legislation in the region...

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Capacity Building Workshop on Promoting a Safer Cyberspace in the Arab Region





This workshop was jointly organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), the ITU Regional Cybersecurity Center (ITU-RCC) and the Information...

Cyber Legislation



During the last years, ESCWA focused on promoting cybersafety and combating cybercrime. In this context the Commission published a report that included a ...

ESCWA Urges Turning Virtual Laws into Reality