This chapter defines data bases and states the relevance of personal information obtained from individuals and stored in such databases. The chapter notes that one of the aims is to track down the activities of individuals involved in the commission of cybercrimes, such as identity theft, cyber-stalking and a host of others. The chapter makes mention of public bodies, such as the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and private bodies such as banks and telecommunications companies which have their own databases and states that despite this there exists no national or centralized database in Nigeria which responsibility (which it has failed to carry out) lies with the office of the National Security Adviser and the Cybercrime Advisory Council to establish same and to coordinate the activities of relevant public and private bodies in curtailing the incidences of cybercrimes in Nigeria. The chapter recommends that it is now imperative that this should be done in tandem with what is obtainable in the United States by the actual establishment of an operational National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) and a National Computer Forensic Laboratory by the office of the National Security Adviser and Cybercrime Advisory Council with accrued funds due. This will go a long way in curtailing minimally the incidences of cybercrimes in Nigeria.
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