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Spike in cybercrime linked to COVID lockdown measures exposes legal gaps

Spike in cybercrime linked to COVID lockdown measures exposes legal gaps

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If you’re among those working from home, you may well have noticed an increase in the number of online scams when you open your inbox or shop on the internet?

The disturbing trend is linked to the COVID-19 lockdown, says the UN agency for trade and development, UNCTAD.

It wants to see more countries adopt tougher measures to protect people using the internet, particularly in least developed countries.

That’s where there’s most global growth in internet use, but it’s also where there’s least data protection and privacy laws, as Shamika Sirimanne, director of technology and logistics at UNCTAD, tells UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

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Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
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6'23"
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