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Zambia: Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Act enacted by Parliament, enters into force

The Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act No. 2 of 2021 was enacted, on 24 March 2021, by the Parliament of Zambia.

In particular, the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act provides, among other things, for:

  • the establishment of the Zambia Computer Incidence Response Team and the National Cyber Security Advisory and Coordinating Council;
  • the protection of individuals against cyber crime, including child online protection; and
  • the facilitation of the identification, declaration, and protection of critical information infrastructure.

In addition, OneTrust DataGuidance confirmed, on 7 February 2022, with Christine Mwambazi, Associate at Corpus Legal Practitioners, that the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act entered into force on 1 April 2021.

You can read the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act here.