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National Cybercrime Strategy in preparation to cater for future challenges

ICT 07 Jul 2017

 “A National Cybercrime Strategy will soon be approved by Government so as to promote a coordinated approach and to cater for challenges as the capabilities of law enforcement agencies need to be enhanced to detect, handle and prosecute cybercriminals, and for the judiciary to improve their technical understanding whenever cases are brought before Courts”.


The Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Yogida Sawmynaden, made this announcement on the 6 July 2017 at the launching of a two-day workshop on Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Policies and Strategies at the Mauritius Research Council.


The event is organised by the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation (MTCI) in collaboration with the Council of Europe in the context of the GLACY+ (Global Action on Cybercrime) Project.  The project aims at strengthening the capacities of States worldwide in applying legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence and enhancing their abilities for effective international cooperation while ensuring compliance with international human rights standards and the rule of law.


For his part, the GLACY+ Project Manager, Council of Europe, Mr Manuel de Almeida Pereira, gave an overview of the GLACY+ project.  Mauritius, he pointed out, has been a clear example of how expertise has been used for the project in the region as well as in attracting other countries to join the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, the GLACY+ project and, also in extensively disseminating existing knowledge in matters related to cybercrime.


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