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Status regarding Budapest Convention

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Cybercrime policies/strategies

Fiji has a 5-Year and 20-Year National Development Plan that was launched in 2017 that identified cyber safety and combatting cybercrime as high-priority areas.

Fiji has a 2016 National Cybersecurity strategy. A review is currently underway given the ever-evolving nature of the cyberthreat landscape. A CERT study is being finalised as this will pave the way for the establishment of the National CERT.

Fiji as part of the Pacific Islands Forum is a signatory to the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent which defines the long-term approach to working together as a region, defining seven key thematic areas, two of which are relevant to cybercrime. These thematic areas are:

  • Peace and Security that identifies cyber security and transnational crime as expanded concepts of security; and
  • Technology and Connectivity which acknowledges that as access to connectivity is enabled in the Pacific, it must ensure culturally sensitive user-protection and cyber security.

Fiji also adopted the Boe Declaration on Regional Security on 5 September 2018 in Nauru. This declaration recognises an expanded concept of security, including human, cyber and environmental security, and frames regional responses to emerging security issues. The Boe Declaration affirms an expanded concept of security which addresses the wide range of security issues in the region, both traditional and non-traditional, with an increasing emphasis on Human Security, Environmental and resource security, transnational crime and cybersecurity.

Fiji is also a member of the Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network (PaCSON) which consists of fifteen other Pacific countries and organisations that actively work to build capacity, raise awareness on emerging cyber threats and achieve overall cyber-resilience.

Additionally, Fiji is also part of the Pacific Islands Law Officers Network (PILON) which promotes the development and implementation of best practice legislation, evidence gathering powers and international cooperation mechanisms for police, prosecutors and law makers.

Specialised institutions

Jurisprudence/case law

  • State v Ratu Peni Voka Semira - Unauthorized modification of data
  • State v Dalituimua - Unauthorized Modification of data
  • State v Katia - Unauthorized Modification of data
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