The wiki profiles provide an overview of a country's policy on cybercrime and electronic evidence. Every fiche includes a description of cybercrime policies/strategies, the state of cybercrime legislation, the channels of cooperation, international cooperation and case law.

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Status regarding Budapest Convention

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Cybercrime policies/strategies

The National Strategy on Cybersecurity, a Estratégia Nacional para a Cibersegurança, was approved on 11 February 2016. The strategy is a four-year action plan on cybersecurity in Cabo Verde. The document identifies priorities and objectives to be achieved by 2020, one of which concerns the development of appropriate legislation on cybercrime, as well as mechanisms for an immediate response to cyber incidents.

The document also establishes a National Center on Cybersecurity, Núcleo Nacional de Cibersegurança, responsible for the implementation of the National Strategy on Cybersecurity. The Center has to present a report to the government on its progress towards the full implementation of the strategy by 31 March 2020.

The resolution n° 21 of 7 March 2016 creates the Commission on cybercrime composed of stakeholders from different sectors. One of the responsibilities of the Commission is the development of a strategic plan for the implementation of the National Strategy on Cybersecurity.

Specialised institutions

The independent regulator in the sector, the National Communications Agency (ANAC), was created by the law Decree 31/2006 of June 19th. One of the priorities of the Agency is to ensure the development of the ICT sector. In this regard, cybersecurity and cybercrime remain among the main focus areas of the ANAC.

The National Center on Cybersecurity which is a high-level unit whose mission is to coordinate, accompany and monitor, in a transversal way, the process of implementing the National Cybersecurity Strategy.

Jurisprudence/case law

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