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

Jamaica does not have a specific cybercrime strategy, however the government adopted a National Cyber Security Strategy in 2015. The strategy has four key areas:

  • Technical measures;
  • Human resource and capacity building;
  • Legal and regulatory;
  • Public education and awareness.

The legal and regulatory area addresses also questions of: establishing a robust governance framework to support the general cyber security landscape; maintaining an effective legal framework and enforcement capabilities to investigate and prosecute cybercrimes and ensuring legal protection in cyberspace.

In 2021, Jamaica was in the process of reviewing the National Cyber Security Strategy and undertaking a Strategic Cybersecurity Training Needs Assessment.

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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.