09 February 2022
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.