Nigeria: NITDA Code of Practice must comply with International Human Rights Law

Index Number: AFR 44/5818/2022

Amnesty International welcomes the opportunity to provide comments on the draft Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms/Internet Intermediaries which seeks to among other things, defining guidelines for digital interaction in line with international best practices, and set out measures to combat online harms such as disinformation and misinformation. While Amnesty International acknowledges that the draft Code of Practice is aimed at protection, we are concerned about some of its provisions which pose a threat to privacy, freedom of expression and non-discrimination as guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution and International Human Rights law.

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