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    Status regarding Budapest Convention
Last updated : 19/03/2020

Status regarding Budapest Convention

Status : Party Signed : 23/11/2001 Ratified / acceded : 20/06/2002 Declarations and reservations : declarations regarding Article 24, paragraph 7, Article 27, paragraph 2; no reservations See legal profile

Cybercrime policies/strategies

The National Cyber Security Strategy (2020 – 2025) seeks to build upon improvements made in the previous National Cyber Security Strategy (2014-2019) and continue progress in the national cyber-protection, making improvements in the legal frameworks for cyber security and cybercrime whilst continually developing the capabilities of its citizens in information technology.

This strategy stipulates four specific goals in the field of high-tech crime, namely:

1. Ensuring cyber security at the national level, through the protection of information infrastructures, strengthening technological and legal means.
2. Building a secure cyber environment, educating and raising public awareness on professional capacity building in the field of information security.
3. Creating the necessary mechanisms for the safety of children in cyberspace, while preparing the new generation capable of taking advantage of information technology and meeting the challenges of development.
4. Increase of national and international cooperation in the field of cyber security with strategic partners.

The Strategy for investigation of cybercrime (2021-2025) seeks to implement many of the policy goals identified in the cyber security strategy. In order to increase the quality of the investigation of cybercrime and crimes related to electronic evidence in the country, the cybercrime investigation structures in the State Police must meet the following goals:

  • Guaranteeing the investigation of cybercrime and crimes related to electronic evidence at the national level, through the extension of the investigation structure throughout the country, strengthening the technological and legal means.
  • Prompt and efficient response to cybercrime, raising public awareness, taking legislative initiatives and building professional capacity.
  • Rapid and professional response to the prevention, prosecution and investigation of cybercrime against children in cyberspace.
  • Increase of national and international cooperation in the field of cybercrime investigation with strategic partners.

Specialised institutions

  • Albanian State Police, Cybercrime Unit
  • Bank of Albania (BSH)
  • Department of Classified Information Security (DSIK)
  • Electronic and Postal Communication Authority (AKEP)
  • National Authority for Electronic Certification and Cyber Security (AKCESK)
  • General Prosecutor Office, Cybercrime Unit
  • Information Society National Agency (AKSHI)
  • Infosec Security and Defense Intelligent Agency, Infosec & Cyber Defense
  • Ministry of Defense, Department of Digitalization and Innovation
  • National Cyber Security Agency (ALCIRT)
  • The Information and Data Protection Commissioner

Jurisprudence/case law


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