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Cybercrime policies/strategies

The Government of Côte d’Ivoire, by Note Verbale of the Embassy of Côte d’Ivoire in France dated 18 February 2022, submitted a request for accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.

A project to develop a national cybersecurity strategy is underway.


On June 19, 2013, Côte d'Ivoire adopted Law No. 2013-451 [FR] on the fight against cybercrime (the "Cybercrime Law of 2013").


Specialised institutions

In terms of governance, the Ministry of the Interior and Security has a specialised department, the IT and Technological Traces Department (DITT), which operates in 2 areas:

  • Cybercrime investigation, provided by the Platform for the Fight against Cybercrime (PLCC) resulting from a partnership agreement signed in 2011, updated in January 2014 and July 2017 between the General Directorate of the National Police (DGPN) and the ARTCI. This service has a website which indicates its missions and the various services that make it up (investigation, police cooperation, communication and statistics). This online reporting application is only intended to report suspicious IDs or profiles for alert and informational purposes. It is therefore necessary, in addition, to lodge a complaint with a police department.
  • Technical support to the services in charge of traditional criminal code offences, to collect and make technological traces intelligible, provided by the Digital Forensic Science Laboratory (LCN) of the DITT's Technological Traces Sub-Directorate (SDTT).

The fight against cybercrime is also a concern of the Ministry of Defence.

In addition to these instruments, an online platform for reporting illegal content targeting or featuring children has been established in collaboration with the Internet Watch Foundation. This platform allows online reporting to remove abusive content in close collaboration with the largest online service providers (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and the police and child protection services.

Moreover, the Advisory Committee for Digital Confidence (CCCN), created by decision n°2015-0074 of September 2, 2015 of the Regulatory Council of the Telecommunications/ICT Regulatory Authority, is responsible for examining issues the security of networks and information systems, the fight against cybercrime and electronic transactions.

Decree No. 2020-128 of January 29, 2020 on the creation, organisation and operation of the computer security incident monitoring and response center presents CI-CERT as the national cybersecurity focal point, in order to lay the foundations clear governance of cybersecurity in Côte d'Ivoire.

Protection of Personal Data Law No. 2013-450 formally designates ARTCI (L'Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications/TIC de Côte d’Ivoire) as the Personal Data Protection Authority. This authority has the status of an independent administrative authority and has regulatory, control and sanction powers. Its main missions cover (i) regulation of the telecommunications/ICT sector, (ii) regulation of the postal sector, (iii) management of electronic transactions, network and IS security and (iv) data protection. of a personal nature.

ARTCI brings together several advisory committees, including the Personal Data Advisory Committee (CCDCP) created by Decision No. 2015-0060 [FR] of April 27, 2015 of the ARTCI Regulatory Board. This committee is responsible for examining the technical, legal and ethical aspects of the processing of personal data.

Jurisprudence/case law

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