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The ECommerce & Development Report 2003 recently published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has quoted the findings of the Computer Crime and Abuse Report (2001-02) published by Asian School of Cyber Laws.
The UN Report identifies some of the implications that the growth of the digital economy may have for developing countries. The report aims to provide policy makers with a better understanding of the options available to them in leading sectors of developing-country economies. It is also meant to contribute to the debates at the World Summit on the Information Society and efforts to create a truly inclusive information society that serves and empowers all people.
In the words of Kofi A. Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, “Above all, if (the report) helps developing countries to adopt and take advantage of new digital technologies, this report will have served its purpose”.
Interestingly, the ASCL Computer Crime and Abuse Report (2001-02) is the only such study quoted in the UNCTAD report.