Twitter Ban: Some Key Policy and Legal Considerations for Web Platforms

Twitter Ban: Some Key Policy and Legal Considerations for Web Platforms

  Twitter Ban: Some Key Policy and Legal Considerations for Web Platforms   By Olubunmi Abayomi-Olukunle, the Lead Transactions Counsel at Balogun Harold  Key Takeaways There is generally no statutory protection from civil liability for social media companies regarding third-party content. Nigeria needs to enact regulations, similar to sector 230, to protect web platforms from third-party “publisher” liabilities. A plain-vanilla Nigerian subsidiary, at this time, leaves room for more exposure. New laws in Nigeria should inform a review and update to Africa strategy. The decision of the Nigerian Government to…

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Exposed! 70% Nigerian businesses are ignorant of marketing privacy laws

70% Nigerian businesses are ignorant of marketing privacy laws

Exposed! 70% Nigerian businesses are ignorant of marketing privacy laws     According to a recent survey, only 30 per cent of Nigerian businesses are aware of privacy laws governing their marketing activities, despite Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) being in effect since 2019. The survey, conducted by WorldWideWorx and commissioned by global technology company Zoho, also revealed that even though businesses are concerned about the privacy of customer’s data in the hands of third-party vendors, they are reliant on them for revenue generation and gathering customer insights. This makes…

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COVID-19: UAE lifts travel ban on Nigeria

UAE lifts travel ban on Nigeria

COVID-19: UAE lifts travel ban on Nigeria     The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has finally lifted the travel ban on Nigeria, paving the way for the resumption of flights between the two countries. Flights were suspended since March following a diplomatic row between the two over the COVID-19 rapid antigen test introduced by the UAE government in addition to the negative PCR test requirement stipulated by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The UAE flag carrier, Emirates, which suspended its flight since March, has now announced resumption from June 23rd.…

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