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Republic of Sudan doesn’t have a publicly published strategy on cybercrime or cybersecurity.
The Sudan Computer Emergency Response Team (Sudan CERT) acts as first responder to information security incidents. It is also responsible with raising security awareness for companies, institutions and all national facilities and to protect them against cyberattacks. Also, it acts as an advisory body to citizens and companies in information security before and after cyber-attacks, as well as traces the criminals of cyberattacks and hand them over for trial under existing laws.
One year after having put in place a cybercrime legislation (through Computer Crime Act of 2007), Sudan established its first Attorney General for Cyber Crimes (2008).
State of cybercrime legislation
Sudan has in place the Law Combating Cybercrimes of 2018 approved by the National Council and amended in 2020 in order to increase punishment periods for offenses. This act repels the previous Computer Crime Act of 2007.
The new Combating Cybercrime Act contains partial implementations of substantive law provisions, addressing illegal access, data interference and illegal interception. There is limited information available on the new Law. The new act introduces criminal penalties for the spread of fake news online.
In August 2019, the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) initialled a Constitutional Declaration that replaced Sudan's 2005 Interim Constitution and govern the three-year transition period.
Articles 14 – 66 from Chapter 14 of the Constitutional Declaration cover aspects related to Right and freedoms.
Ministry of Information, Communications and Information Technology
National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS)
National Information Center (NIC)
Telecommunication and Postal Regulatory Authority
Almaahad Almutagadem Specialized Computer Training Center
Competent authorities and channels
Republic of Sudan is a member of INTERPOL, the African Union, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and United Nations (UN).
Republic of Sudan ratified both Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of the children, child prostitution and child pornography.
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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.