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Cybercrime policies/strategies

The Kingdom of Bahrain published a National Cybersecurity Strategy in 2017, which addressed the threats, including cybercrime, which threaten the country’s interests in cyberspace. The strategy also announced the creation of a National Cybersecurity Committee. A new National Cybersecurity Strategy is being discussed.

Specialised institutions

The Cyber Crime Directorate under The General Directorate of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Security of the Ministry of Interior Affairs is responsible for investigating and reporting on cybercrime.

A National Cyber Security Center was established by Royal Decree No. (65) of 2017. It is notably in charge of providing consultation in the fields of cyber policies, cybersecurity, and security system development.

Bahrain has an officially recognized CERT ( mandated by Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Information and Communication Technology through Resolution No. 37-2/2013. However, is currently under formation.

Jurisprudence/case law

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