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Cybercrime policies/strategies

Zimbabwe has not yet published a national cybercrime strategy. The Zimbabwe National Policy for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) of 2016 highlights the importance of improving cybersecurity readiness in Zimbabwe notably by enacting the necessary cyber laws to regulate cyber-related activities.

Specialised institutions

The Cyber and Data Protection Act of 2021 created a new Data Protection Authority and Cyber Security Centre within the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) which is part of the Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services. They will be in charge of advising the Ministry on matters relating to right to privacy, access to information and cybersecurity, conducting research on policy and legal matters as well as facilitating cross border cooperation relating to data protection and cybersecurity in consultation with the Ministry.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police does not have a specified department or unit dedicated to cybercrime yet. No National Computer Incident Response Teams (CIRT) in Zimbabwe has been created yet.

Jurisprudence/case law

The Judicial Service Commission of Zimbabwe offers a data base to find case law.

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