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Recent ESCWA Cyber Legislation Updates available on ISPER

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  • Recent ESCWA Cyber Legislation Updates available on ISPER

    By ESCWA

    Lately, ESCWA has published a number of reports and tools that will support the development of Cyber Legislation in the Arab region. The main reports and tools, found on ESCWA’s Cyber Legislation page on ISPER, are the following:

    Policy Note on Cyber Legislation

    The policy note clarifies the legal frameworks necessary for cyberspace while highlighting the importance of cyber legislation in developing the Arab Knowledge Society. It offers descriptions of the major challenges that countries in the region would face in adopting and implementing cyber legislation and concludes with some recommendations on how to move forward.

    ESCWA Cyber Legislation Digest (En)

    The cyber legislation digest  brings together, in one document, all the activities that ESCWA undertook since 2007 with regard to cyber legislation under the Harmonization Project. The Digest offers a set of recommendations for continuing the efforts to improve cyber legislation in the Arab region and concludes with a summary of the processes and methodologies ESCWA used to develop and implement the cyber legislation initiative as possible examples of good practices.

    Comparative tables on Cyber Legislation in the Region

    The comparative tables summarizes the availability of cyber legislation at national level in the region as of  December 2012. Providing details on laws and other legislation, makes it possible for readers to easily find and compare the specificities of laws among countries.

    First iPad application on ESCWA Cyber Legislation Directives available for download

    This iPad app provides easy and immediate access to the text of the ESCWA Cyber Legislation Directives as well as basic information on the Harmonization Project, relevant newsletters, media items and brochures. Users can customize certain features, share favorites via social media and turn channels on and off. The app is downloadable on iPad devices through the App Store or at

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