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Cybercrime policies/strategies

In 2017, the government of Kuwait issued its first National Cyber Security Strategy. It set out three main objectives: 1) promote a culture of cyber security that supports safe and proper usage of cyberspace; 2) safeguard and continuously maintain the security of national assets, including critical infrastructure, national data, communication technologies and internet in the State of Kuwait; and 3) promote the cooperation, coordination and information exchange among local and international bodies in the field of cyber security.

Within Objective Two, the government intends to “develop legislation for laws of cybercrime (…) to keep pace with technological evolution” with the collaboration of several government departments. CITRA (see below) will take the lead to “develop national capabilities in different cyber security domains such as the fight against cybercrime.” The Ministry of the Interior will lead in developing “national capabilities in the fight against cybercrime according to international standards.”

Within Objective Three, the government will seek to “develop an international police partnership for joint investigation and disruption of e-crimes,” with the Ministry of the Interior taking the lead, and also to “develop an international legal partnership to combat cybercrime.”

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Jurisprudence/case law

Sources and links

National Cyber Security Strategy for the State of Kuwait, 2017-2020, First Edition, 2017,

Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority of Kuwait, home page,

Hague Conference on Private International Law,

Global Cybersecurity Index 2017, International Telecommunication Union,

National CIRT Capacity Building, International Telecommunication Union,

Ministry of Interior, Cyber Crime Department,


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