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State of cybercrime legislation
The main legal text in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau relating to the Information Society is the Law n° 5/2010 of May 2010.
The law includes provisions related to the telecommunications sector and to internet governance (Art.105). However, this legal framework contains no specific provisions related to cybercrime.
The Penal Code of Guinea-Bissau dates to 1993 and contains no provisions related to cybercrime. It contains only general provisions related to fraudulent activities and forgery.
The National Regulatory Authority – Information and Communication Technology of Guinea-Bissau (Autoridade Reguladora Nacional – Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação da Guiné-Bissau - ARN) is the entity responsible for the country Top Level Domain of Guinea-Bissau, .gw. The ARN, established by the law o. 5/2010 – TIC, Basic Information and Communication Technology Law, of 27th May 2010, is also in charge of the security and stability of the ccTLD (country code top-level domain), .gw and namely of the deployment of the DNSSEC to protect the DNS traffic in Guinea-Bissau.
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- Template: Mutual Legal Assistance Request for subscriber information (Art. 31 Budapest Convention). English and bilingual versions available.
- Template: Data Preservation Request (Articles 29 and 30 Budapest Convention). English and bilingual versions available.