Tanzania sharpening cyber security

Tanzania sharpening cyber security

Tanzanian banks are partnering with the government in order to improve cyber security in the country, securing details provided to ATMs, social networking sites and online flight bookings.

New laws are being prepared to have effect on electronic financial transactions for the establishment of new cybercrime regulations.

The rules to be developed will fill the gap of laws protecting citizens from cyber fraud for electronic payments.

George Sije, legal counsel at Bank of Tanzania, said: “It is difficult to prosecute cyber crimes because there is no law for that.

“Some crooks get unauthorised access to this kind of data, but we do not have the statutes to deal with them.”

Other laws set to follow the cybercrime legislation include those covering data protection, the Piracy Act Computer and System Act and the Electronic Transaction Act.

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