Gov’t of Djibouti to update cybersecurity legislation

6 Sep 2019

Agence Ecofin reports that the government of the Republic of Djibouti plans to improve and strengthen its cybersecurity legislation as part of a wider policy to cement information and communication technologies as a key pillar of its future economic growth. In a meeting last month, the Ministry of the Interior discussed new measures that are expected to become the foundations for a new legal framework. Minister of the Interior Moumin Ahmed Cheick told delegates that ‘for any nation, it is an issue of national sovereignty. Because the security of the state’s information systems, the continuity of the functioning of institutions and vital infrastructures for the socio-economic activities of the country, the protection of businesses and citizens are entirely threatened by the scourge of cybercrime’.