Τελευταία ενημέρωση : 19/02/2018

Status regarding Budapest Convention

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Cybercrime policies/strategies

The Ministry of the Development of Digital Economy of Burkina Faso identifies a number of priorities for the digital development of the country. One of the priorities of the Ministry is to develop appropriate cyber policies and ensure a legal environment in cyberspace, with the objective of attracting new investors and creating a competitive digital market in Burkina Faso. One of the anticipated results of this political priority in the digital economy environment is the development of cybersecurity legislation.

The government of Burkina Faso has established a National Plan for cybersecurity in Burkina Faso (2010). The Plan identifies 12 challenges in combatting cybercrime in Burkina Faso. One of them is the lack of appropriate legislative texts and procedural elements that allow the identification of a cybercrime and its further investigation.

Specialised institutions

The National Agency on the Promotion of ICTs, l’Agence Nationale de Promotion des TIC (ANPTIC), works to promote the use of ICTs in different sectors. The Agency also works on the questions related to cybersecurity.

The CIRT Burkina Faso (the Center on Cybersecurity in Burkina Faso) was created to deliver an appropriate response to cybercrime threats and to serve as a central body for assistance on cyber-related incidents. In 2013 a specialised National Agency on the Security of Information Systems (ANSSI) was created. Today, ANSSI is a managing body for CIRT Burkina Faso.

Jurisprudence/case law


Tools on Cybercrime & Electronic Evidence Empowering You!

This tool is co-funded  by the GLACY  and Cybercrime@Octopus projects