Togo works on the reinforcement of its legal mechanisms for cybersecurity

Thursday, 10 October 2019 16:59
Togo works on the reinforcement of its legal mechanisms for cybersecurity

(Togo First) - Last Wednesday, the Togolese government adopted at a ministers' council a bill enabling the ratification of the African Union Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data adopted in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

Togo, by ratifying the convention aims to tackle issues closely related to technological innovation and more specifically to the boom of the digital industry. According to the ministers' council, "this should add to efforts made by the government in the same framework. Indeed, authorities placed the digital sector at the heart of the national development plan (PND). The ratification should in effect improve upon the country's institutional and legal frameworks, but also help Togo better cooperate with other countries, in relation to electronic transactions, promotion of cybersecurity and fighting cybercrime."

Let's recall that in March this year, Togo reached an agreement with Asseco, a Polish IT security company, to launch Cyber Defense Africa, a cybersecurity agency. This was on the sidelines of the African CEO Forum held in Kigali.

In the same vein, the country plans to create its national cybersecurity agency and put in place a Cybersecurity Support Fund, a Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Security Operating Center (SOC).

Séna Akoda

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