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INCREASING INTERNET CONNECTIVITY WHILE COMBATTING CYBERCRIME: GHANA AS A CASE STUDY
Type of Resource: Research report
Year of Publication: 2017
- Internet Access, Affordability And Use
- Internet Safety
Author(s): Caroline Baylon, Albert Antwi-Boasiako
Despite the steady development of Internet infrastructure in recent years in Ghana, the country still faces considerable obstacles to achieving widespread connectivity. Ghana’s economy has been growing consistently, and measures to further foster Internet penetration are central to Ghana’s continued economic development. But along with the Internet’s tremendous benefits for business and commerce comes a challenge: greater Internet connectivity in the country is correlated with an increase in cybercrime. Ghana is already one of the top 10 sources of cybercrime in the world, and faster and more reliable Internet will provide cybercriminals with greater opportunities to engage in illicit activities