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Cybercrime policies/strategies

A national strategy has been adopted in 2014 on the ITC economy, « Plan Mali numérique 2020 ».

In 2011 it was decided to create the Digital Complex of Bamako, le Complexe Numérique de Bamako, which will serve as a research and innovation center for new technologies in Mali and in the region. It would aim, among many other things, at the setting-up of a cybercrime monitoring mechanism.

Specialised institutions

The fight against organised crime in Mali is led by the Central Department of the Investigative Police (Direction centrale de la Police judiciaire (DCPJ)). This Department involves police, gendarmerie and custom officers and agents in the fight against several forms of traffic. Whereas no official information is available on the existence of specialised units on cybercrime or electronic evidence within the DCPJ, several Malian media report that a “Cybercrime” Section has been established recently within the Judicial Intervention Unit (Brigade d’Intervention Judiciaire - BIJ) of Bamako. The General Department of Scientific Police (la Direction générale de la Police technique et scientifique (DGPTS) was created by decree in July 2017, which has a specialiased Unit on cybercrime.

The Law n°01-080 of 20 August 2001 establishing the new Criminal Procedure Code provided for an Economic and Financial Unit within each tribunal of first resort of the County III of the Districts Bamako, Kayes and Mopti.

The entity having competence on ITC matters is the ICT Agency (Agence des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication - AGETIC), created by the decree n°5-002 of 10 January 2005.

The entity ensuring the regulation of telecom activities in Mali is the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Autorité Malienne de Régulation des Télécommunications/TIC et des Postes - AMRTP). It was formerly known, before December 2011, as the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (Comité de régulation des télécommunications - CRT).

The draft cybercrime law might also cover the creation of a Computer Incident Response Team, the CIRT Mali, which will be in charge of immediate reaction to cyber incidents. The text will also envisage the creation of a Platform for the fight against Cybercrime, La Plateforme de lutte contre la cybercriminalité (PLCC), which will include a digital forensics laboratory.

The forthcoming legal framework will reinforce the existing legal mechanisms for cooperation against cybercrime and support the work of the Judicial Investigation Brigade (BIJ), la Brigade d’investigation judiciaire, in charge of the investigation of cyber incidents. The framework will also reinforce the work of the Authority on Data Protection, l’Autorité de Protection des Données à Caractère personnel (APDP-Mali), created as part of the process of adoption of the Malabo Convention.


Jurisprudence/case law

No case law on cybercrime case in Mali seems to be readily available.


Sources and links

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