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Status regarding Budapest Convention

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Cybercrime policies/strategies

The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria adopted the National Cyber Security Strategy Cyber Resilient Bulgaria 2020 on 13 July 2016.

The strategy sets out 9 objectives:

Obj 1 - Establish and develop the national system for cyber security and resilience
Obj 2 - Ensure Network and Information Security as the foundation of cyber resilience
Obj 3 - Support protection and sustainability of digitally dependent critical infrastructures
Obj 4 - Improve the interaction and information sharing between state, business and society
Obj 5 - Develop and improve the regulatory framework
Obj 6 - Step up the fight against cyber crime
Obj 7 - Lead cyber
​​defense and protection of national security
Obj 8 - Raise awareness, knowledge and competencies and develop a stimulating environment for research and innovation in the field of cyber security
OB 9 - International interaction - cyber diplomacy and Interoperability



On 31 October 2018, the Bulgarian parliament passed the Cyber Security Act after a second reading, implementing EU Directive 2016/1148 ('NIS' Directive).

Specialised institutions

General Directorate Combating Organized Crime - Cybercrime Unit, within Ministry of Interior, also hosts the 24/7 National Contact Point for High-tech Crimes -,

Commission for Personal Data Protection -

Commission for Communications Regulation -

CERT Bulgaria (English), National Computer Security Incidents Response Team.

Jurisprudence/case law

Supreme Judicial Council - (in Bulgarian)

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