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    Status regarding Budapest Convention

Status regarding Budapest Convention

Status : NA Declarations and reservations : N/A See legal profile

Cybercrime policies/strategies

Maitlamo National ICT Policy

Primarily, this Policy seeks social, economic, cultural and political transformation through ICT development. Cyber crime objectives within this Policy include the following:

  • Up-dating legislation to include provisions that protect against cyber crime;
  • Creating co-operative agreements to deal with extra-territorial cyber crime;
  • Skills development to enable Botswana to tackle cyber crime;
  • Creating legislatory provisions to curb inappropriate content online;
  • Developing internationally acceptable procedures to deal with lawful access to electronic data.

The Policy also includes a section on the protection of personal privacy, which seeks to protect privacy in a manner congruent with the European Community Parliament and Council Directive on the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on Free Movement of such Data.

Specialised institutions

  • National Computer Incident Response Team for Botswana (BwCIRT) has been established
  • Proposed Data Protection Regulator
  • The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA)
  • The Botswana Police Service, who has powers under the Cybercrime and Computer Related Crimes Act

Jurisprudence/case law

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* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.