Transactions conducted via the internet are increasing. As identities in cyberspace can be falsified and messages tampered with, there is a need for the purchaser and the seller to ascertain each other’s identify and the integrity of the messages, thereby removing doubt and the possibility of fraud when conducting transactions online.
gives protection against the misuses of computers and computer criminal activities such as unauthorised use of programmes, illegal transmission of data or messages over computers and hacking and cracking of computer systems and networks.
users can protect their rights to privacy and build trust in the computer system.
the government can have control at a certain level over cyberspace to reduce cyber crime activities.