Status regarding Budapest ConventionStatus : NA See legal profile
Maldives has not yet adopted a cybercrime strategy.
State of cybercrime legislation
Maldives does not have any officially recognized national legislation pertaining to cybercrime. Reforms were supported in Maldives by the Council of Europe in 2013-2014 but have so far not been concluded.
At present, computer related crimes are prosecuted under the Penal Code as extension of general offences, as no special legislation relating to cybercrime exists.
(Source: Legislating for Cybercrimes in the Maldives: Challenges and Prospects)
The new Criminal Procedure Code of Maldives was adopted in 2017. There is no verified information available about procedural powers, as required by the Budapest Convention, being implemented in this law.
Cyber Police Department, Maldives Police Service
Sources and links
Legislating for Cybercrimes in the Maldives: Challenges and Prospects
Maldives Cyber Policy portal profile
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- Cybercrime website
- 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.