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Cybercrime policies/strategies

Georgia introduced an updated Strategy and Action Plan on Organized Crime 2017-2020, both of which contain separate sections dedicated to cybercrime. The issues therein go beyond organized crime matters and address cybercrime threats and planned responses in general. Sections 20 to 30 of the Organized Crime Action Plan refer to increasing public awareness, development of substantive and procedural law, increasing capacities of state agencies combating cybercrime, public-private partnerships and international cooperation as major areas of activity planned in the short term until 2020.

Specialised institutions

The separation of investigative jurisdiction in Georgia is regulated under Decree 3/2019 of the Prosecutor General of Georgia. The document underlines that the investigative jurisdiction in general is vested in the investigative agencies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, with some exceptions specifically listed in the Decree (such as crimes investigated by Investigative Division of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia).

Cyber Crime Division of the Central Criminal Police Department at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia was established by the decree of the Minister of the Interior in December 2012. The Division is competent to investigate cybercrime offences in narrow sense, in particular crimes provided for in Chapter 15 (Cybercrime) of the Criminal Code of Georgia; however, the Division also provides advice, guidance and technical assistance to other police units across Georgia in investigation of cybercrime and handling of electronic evidence. The forensics team of the Ministry of the Interior handles the forensic examination duties.


In 2020 Tbilisi Regional Police Department established the cybercrime division which is a clone of the one in Central Criminal Police Department while the other regional police departments are currently working towards specialization.


Following legislative reform in 2014, the State Security Agency has been established separate from the Ministry of the Interior. The Agency inherited the team of former Operative-Technical Department of the Ministry of the Interior, which now acts as a cybercrime investigation team of within the Agency.

Cyber Security Bureau of the Ministry of Defence.

Data Exchange Agency of the Ministry of Justice is responsible, inter alia, for: setting ICT standards for public sector entities and elaborating information security policies; e-governance; Data exchange infrastructure.

CERT.GOV.GE set under the Ministry of Justice is responsible for handling critical incidents that occur within Georgian Governmental Networks and critical infrastructure. It specializes in identifying, registering and analyzing critical computer incidents, issues recommendations and conducts prompt responses to such occurrences.

Jurisprudence/case law

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