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Dec
07

Central African States adopt cyber-security cross-border law

From: BizCommunity

BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the) – An exacting endeavour of the Central African Economic Community (ECCAS) member states – supported by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) – has yielded fruit, with the adoption by countries of the sub-region, of model laws on telecommunications, cyber security and the regulatory framework to govern cross-border interconnection. 

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In a bid to provide technical assistance to the Secretariat General of ECCAS and CEMAC, the sub-regional Office of ECA for Central Africa, in collaboration with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), co-organised a workshop on harmonisation of the cyber-security legal framework for Central Africa in 2011 in Libreville, Gabon. This workshop culminated in draft model laws on the protection of personal data, electronic transactions and cybercrime control to be adopted by the statutory organs of both communities.

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