September 15, 2008
Distinguished Professor and Scholar Michael P. Malloy is in Kampala, Uganda, for two weeks this month, conducting an advanced training seminar in Cyber Crime. The seminar, under the auspices of the International Law Institute African Centre for Legal Excellence, has attracted considerable attention. It comes two weeks after the East African economic community convened a major conference on the subject, seeking to find ways for regional action to respond to the growing threat of cyber crime in international commerce.
“The participants in the seminar, and the Institute’s leaders as well, recognize the importance of this challenge to economic development in the region,” explained Malloy. “We have been looking at U.S. models and international efforts for comparative analysis and guidance.” Malloy also met privately with Amos Marawa, the director of infrastructure development for the East African organization, to discuss the issues involved in developing regional models for cyber crime laws. They expect to continue exchanging information and ideas in the months ahead — via the Internet.
“This is my second trip to Uganda,” said Malloy. “In 2004, I led an advanced course on e-Commerce that later evolved into a course for McGeorge’s Salzburg Summer Program.” His African experiences seem to be a continuing inspiration of new ideas for Malloy.