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In August 2019 the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy of the Republic of Congo has officially presented the National Digital Strategy 2025. The document has as purpose to define and guide the transition of Congo towards a digital economy.
The National Digital Strategy 2025 has three pillars: e-citizen, e-government and e-business, each of it with different strategic axis. Cybercrime (with its international cooperation component), cybersecurity and data protection are defined under the Judicial and Institutional Framework strategic axis of the first pillar, while the creation of the national agency for computer systems is foreseen under the same strategic axis of the second pillar. A CERT is foreseen to be created under the Digital Trust strategic axis of the third pillar.
Under the same Ministry, work has been undertaken to draft a National Cyber Security Strategy, which is expected to be completed in 2020.
State of cybercrime legislation
The National Digital Strategy 2025 highlights the necessity of completing of the current legal framework with pieces of legislation regarding cybersecurity, the fight against cybercrime, electronic transactions, data protection, copy right and related rights, the creation of the national agency for computer systems security and the creation of the national commission for data protection.
In this regard, the Republic of Congo has adopted later in 2019 the Law no. 29-2019 on personal data protection and Law no. 30-2019 on the creation of the National Agency For Computer Systems Security (ANSSI).
Following the strategy guidance, two other laws have been approved by the Government and passed to the Parliament for final adoption: one regarding the fight against cybercrime and the other one on cybersecurity. The laws have been drafted following the models endorsed by the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), which consider the relevant regional and international standards in the field, such as the Malabo and the Budapest Conventions. Aspects of compliance with the Budapest Convention should be assessed further.
Related laws and regulations
Sources and links
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- Cybercrime website
- Template: Mutual Legal Assistance Request for subscriber information (Art. 31 Budapest Convention). Available in Albanian, Bosnian,
Serbian and Turkish
- Template: Data Preservation Request (Articles 29 and 30 Budapest Convention). Available in Albanian, Bosnian,
Serbian and Turkish