Dr Uchenna Jerome Orji is an Attorney admitted to the Nigerian Bar and works as an expert for national and international organizations on legal and policy issues relating to the regulation of ICTs and cybercrime.He has worked as an expert for the Council of Europe, the Commonwealth, the Dutch Government and the Government of Nigeria’s Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption. In 2016, he was appointed aresource person/professor of cybersecurity law and policy for the African Cybersecurity Governance Institute hosted by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) 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.
Uchenna 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), andTelecommunications Law and Regulation in Nigeria(Cambridge Scholars Publishing: United Kingdom, 2018), in addition to several peer reviewed papers on cybersecurity, data protection, telecommunications regulation, and other aspects of law. He is a Fellow of the African Center for Cyber Law and Cybercrime Prevention (ACCP), located within the United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime in Kampala, Uganda and also a Digital Identity and National Security Fellow with the Center for African Affairs and Conflict Research (CAACOR) based in Nairobi, Kenya.
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 NnamdiAzikiwe University, Nigeria, with specialization in telecommunications law.
Uchenna is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Member of the International Association of Cybercrime Lawyers and the Commonwealth Rule of Law Division’s Expert Team. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Law at the American University of Nigeria.