Aims and ObjectivesSection 39 of the Information and Communication Technologies Act 2001, Section 15 of the Postal Services Act 2002 and Section 58 of the Data Protection Act 2004 provide for a right of appeal before the Information and Communication Technologies Appeal Tribunal, known as ICT Appeal Tribunal, to any party who feels aggrieved by a decision of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA), the Postal Authority and the Data Protection Commissioner.
The Information and Communication Technologies Appeal Tribunal consists of a Chairperson who is a barrister of not less than 10 years standing, appointed by the Public Service Commission. Four other members are appointed by the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation after consultation with the Prime Minister for a term of three years and may be eligible for re-appointment.
Every appeal shall be lodged within a period of 21 days from the date of notification of the decision to the aggrieved person. But the Tribunal may entertain an appeal after the expiry of the said period of 21 days if it is satisfied that there was sufficient cause for not lodging it within that period.
Every appeal shall be dealt with as expeditiously as possible and the Tribunal shall endeavour to dispose of the appeal within six months from the date the appeal was lodged.