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Privacy and data protection in e-commerce in developing nations: evaluation of different data protection approaches

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posted on 04.09.2015, 12:17 by Tiwalade Adelola, Ray DawsonRay Dawson, Firat BatmazFirat Batmaz
The emergence of e-commerce has brought about many benefits to a country’s economy and individuals, but the openness of the Internet has given rise misuse of personal data. Several countries have enacted legislation and procedures to protect the information privacy of their citizens and corporations. However, many developing countries, such as Nigeria are yet to enact any procedures, despite the high level of identity theft and online fraud. Different approaches to data privacy and protection are found in different countries. These can be generally categorised as the self-regulation approach, as used in the United States and the government approach, as used in the United Kingdom. This paper investigates the reasons why developed countries adopt any particular system for data protection. The paper evaluates these data protection approaches to determine its applicability in developing nations, using Nigeria as a case study. This is done by identifying the issues affecting data protection in the developing country and then evaluating the approaches’ dispute resolution, enforcement and compliance monitoring processes for their applicability in the case of Nigeria. Benchmarks developed by the Australian government for Industry-Based Customer Dispute Resolution Schemes provide a suitable mechanism for evaluation.

History

School

  • Science

Department

  • Computer Science

Published in

International Journal of Digital Society (IJDS),

Volume

6

Issue

1 and 2

Pages

950 - 959 (10)

Citation

ADELOLA, T., DAWSON, R. and BATMAZ, F., 2015. Privacy and data protection in e-commerce in developing nations: evaluation of different data protection approaches. International Journal of Digital Society, 6 (1 and 2), pp. 950 - 959.

Publisher

© Infonomics Society

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

This article was accepted for publication in the International Journal for Digital Society [© Infonomics Society]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.infonomics-society.org/IJDS/

eISSN

2040-2570

Language

en

Location

UK