Honourables of the National assembly last Friday, 01 April enacted new laws aiming at promoting cybersecurity.
It was during a plenary session that the bill was adopted. The plenary was chaired by the House deputy speaker, Honourable Mary Muyali Meboka.
The newly adopted law which is bill No. 2012/PJL/AN authorises the President of the Republic to proceed to Cameroon’s accession at the Budapest convention on cybercrime. A convention which was adopted on November 23, 2001 in Budapest Hungary.
It implies an harmonisation and modernisation of different laws of signatory States in order to seek the adoption of a common criminal policy protecting individuals from cybercrime.
This protection implies adopting appropriate legislation and enhancing cyber cooperation.
With this convention, Cameroon will enjoy a modernisation of its existing sanctions against cybercrime, the promotion of a cyber-security and an anti-cybercrime culture.
In addition, it provides an improvement of capacity building programmes of competent national institutions, strengthening international cooperations and criminal legislations on electronic transactions, electronic evidence and data protection.
Source: Cameroon Tribune