Togo : Parliament passes law fostering cybersecurity and fighting cybercrime

Friday, 07 December 2018 12:43
Togo : Parliament passes law fostering cybersecurity and fighting cybercrime

(Togo First) - Last October 12, the government of Togo adopted a cybersecurity bill in a ministers’ council. This bill was passed in parliament yesterday.

In effect, the bill actualizes Togo’s national penal system, by modernizing incrimination under traditional penal rule and restructuring legal tools in line with digital environment standards. The law will “efficiently and effectively take into consideration cybersecurity across the country”.

Moreover, it should translate into the creation of the national cybersecurity agency and the cybersecurity support fund. A Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) and a Security Operating Center (SOC) should also be established.

According to Cina Lawson, Minister of digital economy, voting the law falls in line with the fourth axis of the Togo digital economy strategy which focuses on “ensuring national digital sovereignty including cybersecurity and citizen protection”

The vote intervenes in a global environment where “cyber threats are rapidly expanding endangering both the humanity and governance mechanisms,” the official said.

Séna Akoda

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