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Subject: Information Technology | Issued in: 2013 | Symbol: E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/1

Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Arab Countries, Issue 18
نشرة تكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات للتنمية في الدول العربية العدد 18

Cyber-crime is an emerging global threat which affects developed and developing countries
alike. This Review examines selected aspects of cybercrime, underlining its
effect on the socioeconomic development of the Arab region. Those aspects
include the action of cyberdissidents and hacktivists, as well as specific
cases of cybercrime in the region. The publication reviews the project on the
regional harmonization of cyberlegislation undertaken by ESCWA, and stresses
its importance in the fight against cybercrime.

Review also addresses the issue of e-governance and its contribution to the
economic development of the Arab region, in the light of international
experiences in the field. It presents the first global web index launched by
the Web Foundation and discusses its results for the Arab region. The
publication finally reviews ESCWA activities in the field of ICTs for the
second half of 2012.

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