The federal government, through the National Information Technology Development Agency has commissioned interactive computer services platforms and Internet intermediaries to nominate Representatives for each country. Representatives.
The latest order is an attempt to meet the requirements of operating the services of Nigeria.
These requirements are set out in the newly released Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms/Internet Intermediaries (online platforms).
According to the statement released from NITDA this morning.
The declaration reads as follows, “NITDA wishes to present to the public a Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms/Internet Intermediaries for future review and input.”
The Code of Practice was developed by NITDA along with its counterparts, the Nigerian Communications Commission and National Broadcasting Commission. It was based on input from platforms like Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Google, and Tik Tok.
One of the requirements of the Code of Practice is that each platform online is required to have a representative from the country who communicates to the Nigerian authorities.
It means Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Google, Tik Tok and other interactive online platforms must have representatives from the country.
Other requirements include registering in the Corporate Affairs Commission as a legal entity, adhering to the tax requirements, and adhering by legal and regulatory requirements.
The Code of Practice is aimed to protect the rights of the human beings Nigerians and non-Nigerians who reside in Nigeria and controlling interactions on online platforms.