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    Status regarding Budapest Convention

Status regarding Budapest Convention

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Cybercrime policies/strategies

Zambia at the moment does not have a dedicated cybercrime or cybersecurity strategy.


National Information and Communication Technology Policy 2006, which sets the framework for Zambia's participation in the global economy and global village.


The 7th National Development Plan 2017-2021, which is the country’s blueprint for development. The 7NDP determines the course for development for Zambia for a period of five years.

Specialised institutions

The Anti-Fraud Section of Zambia Police’s Criminal Investigations Directorate is the primary law enforcement unit responsible for the investigation of cybercrime in Zambia.


Under the Cybersecurity and Cybercrimes Draft Bill (2017), the Zambia National Cyber Security Agency would be created, with various responsibilities relating to cyber security, countering cybercrime, protecting young users and victims of cybercrime, and information technology education. This agency would be governed by a Board, constituting representatives from the branches of the Armed Forces, police, intelligence services and other government agencies.


Zambia CERT – Computer Emergency Response Team

Jurisprudence/case law

Sources and links

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