Uchenna Jerome Orji

Dr Uchenna Jerome Orji is an Attorney admitted to the Nigerian Bar. He holds an LL.B (Hons.) degree from the University of Nigeria, and an LL.M from the University of Ibadan, with specialization in cybersecurity and information technology law. He also holds a PhD in Law from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria, with specialization in telecommunications law. Uchenna is a Fellow of the African Center for Cyber Law and Cybercrime Prevention (ACCP), located within the UN African Institute for the Prevention of Crime in Kampala, Uganda. He is the author of Cybersecurity Law and Regulation (Wolf Legal Publishers: The Netherlands, 2012), International Telecommunications Law and Policy (Cambridge Scholars Publishing: United Kingdom, 2018), and Telecommunications Law and Regulation in Nigeria (Cambridge Scholars Publishing: United Kingdom, 2018),  in addition to over 60 peer reviewed papers on cybersecurity, data protection, telecommunications regulation, and other aspects of law. He is a recipient of a national award (the Dangote Prize) for the best overall essay in the fourth annual edition of the Nigerian Ships & Ports National Essay Competition in 2010.

Uchenna has also worked as an expert for the Council of Europe, the Commonwealth, and the Dutch Government. He has participated in notable projects such as the Council of Europe Cybercrime@Octopus Project; the Commonwealth Virtual Currency Project; the Dutch Terre des Hommes’ Sweetie 2.0 Project; and, the GSMA E-Health Regulatory Framework for Africa. In 2016, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) appointed him as a resource person/professor of cybersecurity law and policy for the 2016 African Cybersecurity Governance Institute in Dakar, Senegal. He has also been a speaker at several high-level international conferences including, the Hague Global Conference on Cyber Space; the NATO CCD COE’s International Conference on Cyber Conflict; and, the Asian Security Conference.

Research Interests: Cybercrime Law; Cybersecurity Law; Telecommunications Law and Regulation; Data Protection Law; Information Technology Law; Development Law; International Economic Law; Counter Terrorism Law; Regional Law; Money Laundering Law

Key words: Cybersecurity law and policy; Telecommunications law and policy; Africa; Nigeria.