The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Committee of the SBL brings together lawyers with expertise or keen interest in the laws and regulatory practices governing the telecommunications, broadcasting and information technology sectors in Nigeria.
The Committee coordinates and provides capacity building for commercial lawyers in Nigeria on ICT Law, and enable its members identify and address emerging legal issues driven by the growth of the digital economy. Consistent with the role of the NBA-SBL in the national economy, the Committee creates a platform for shaping national dialogues around sensitive and critical issues in the ICT sector, and provides the basis for interventions by the SBL on the various legal, technological, and policy issues encountered as we continue to rely on ICT as the engine driving national development.
While the area of engagements of the Committee is shaped by developments in ICT, our focus presently concerns a number of contemporary issues, including but not limited to: the impact of innovation and disruptive technologies on the practice of law and on society; the rise and effect of technologies such as Mobile and Cloud Computing, Blockchain, Social Networks and New Media, etc. We are particularly interested in sharpening our members’ focus around major technology issues such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, E-learning, E-payment systems, Virtual Currencies, Internet of Things (IoT) as well as the challenges and compelling necessity of enforcing cybercrime and cybersecurity across all technology value chains.