Using Frugal Innovations to Support Cybercrime Legislations in Small Developing States: Introducing the Cyber-Legislation Development and Implementation Process Model (CyberLeg-DPM)

  • Barclay C
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Abstract

Frugal innovation is the process of reducing the complexity and cost of a good or service and the process to deliver benefit to the customers or users. This practice is especially beneficial to developing countries as they actively seek sustainable national development options. The development and implementation of legislations is placed under scrutiny in this study where the research introduces a process model for developing and implementing cybercrime legislations in society, particularly small developing states, that includes domain/society understanding; cybercrime understanding; process preparation; legislative development; evaluation; implementation; and post-implementation review. An analysis of the current environment shows that the development of cybercrime legislation is fractured and often results in a lacuna in the laws of the land as countries struggle to keep pace with the rapidly evolving face of cybercrimes. This issue is further exacerbated by insufficient considerations of the supportive legal and justice system processes to facilitate effective legislative development and management of cybercrime. This phenomenon has major implications for developing states already overburden by multiple resource constraints. The study utilizes the principles of design science research where the descriptive and observational evaluation approaches are applied to demonstrate the utility and relevance of the proposed solution. The study underlined that frugal innovation in the developing contexts can be realized with the adoption of this process to promote successful cybercrime legislative process through the creation of opportunities for improvements in the efficiency of the full cycle process and the effectiveness of the enacted legislation.

Author-supplied keywords

  • cybercrime
  • cybercrime legislation
  • cybersecurity
  • design science
  • developing country
  • e-crimes
  • frugal innovation
  • law
  • legislative process model

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