CABINET APPROVES GHANA’S ACCESSION TO BUDAPEST CONVENTION ON CYBER CRIME

The Cabinet has approved Ghana’s accession to the Budapest Convention on cyber crime, says Deputy Minister of Communication Felix Ofosu Kwakye.

The Convention pursues as a matter of priority a common universal criminal policy aimed at protecting countries against cyber-crime by adopting appropriate legislation and fostering international co-operation.

Speaking in Accra at the opening of the 2016 National Cyber Security Week here Tuesday, Ofosu Kwakye said that in order to tackle the cyber-crime menace, the Ministry of communication, in collaboration with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), had established the National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-GH) to co-ordinate handling and sharing of cyber intelligence with all network operators in the country.

He said the Cabinet had also approved for implementation the National Cyber Security Policy and Strategy to further empower CERT-GH to continue the fight against cyber-crime. It has also adopted Ghana’s framework for Child Online Protection (COP) and the appointment of a Cyber Security Adviser.

The Cyber Security Conference is one of the major activities for the National Cyber Security Week being celebrated under the theme, “Unifying Our Efforts to Secure Our Cyberspace”.

The ITU has implemented a number of programmes and initiatives to help member countries adopt appropriate measures aimed at protecting the cyberspace.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.

   

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