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The Tanzania ICT Policy 2003 statement:
- The Government will set-up legal regulatory frameworks that are appropriate to the ICT sector taking into account that electronic transactions are also susceptible to electronic criminality.
- The Government will have compelling interest in shielding contents inappropriate for minors or those that promote behavior that might endanger minors and society.
State of cybercrime legislation
The Cybercrime Act 2015 is the main source of substantive law provisions and addresses all of the offences listed in the Budapest Convention.
The same Act addresses extensively procedural powers corresponding to the Budapest
The Cybercrime Act of 2015 comprises a list of offences and penalties, including on: Illegal access, remaining, interception, data interference; Data espionage; Illegal system interference; Illegal devices; Computer-related forgery, fraud; Genocide and crimes against humanity; Protection of critical information structure; Offences relating to criminal information structure.
Procedural measures created through the Cybercrime Act of 2015 are included in Part IV of the Law, Search and seizure, including but not limited to measures of: Art. 32 Search and seizure; 32. Disclosure of data; Art. 33 expedited preservation; Art. 34 disclosure and collection of traffic data; Art. 35 disclosure and collection of content data;
Related laws and regulations
Cyber Crime Unit, Tanzania Police Force
TZ-CERT – Tanzania Computer Emergency Response Team
There is an initiative to build up a CERT Regulations under s. 124(1) of the Electronic and Postal Communications Act No. 3, of 2010. The Draft Electronic and Postal Communications (Computer Emergency Response Team) Regulations, 2011
Competent authorities and channels
Not a Party to the Budapest Convention. Member of ITU-IMPACT.
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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.