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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.

Therefore, the Government of Burkina Faso engaged in the digital modernisation of the country by creating and implementing two strategies: a National strategy for the development of the digital economy 2018-2027 and a National Cybersecurity Strategy 2019 – 2023, that contains within its framework a strategy on cybercrime.

Specialised institutions

The National Agency on the Promotion of ICTs (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 cyberrelated 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.

Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes - ARCEP) is the official regulatory authority. As such, it has the prerogative of accreditation of private partners.

The Data Protection Commission (la Commission de l'Informatique et des Libertés - CIL) is a independent authority and has as main mission to inform the citizens about their rights and obligations in relation to the processing of personal data.

Central Cybercrime Brigade (Brigade Centrale de Lutte Contre la Cybercriminalité - BCLCC), with preferential competence in cybercrime - to be operational soon.

Jurisprudence/case law

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