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Cyber Security Bill to Be Passed Soon-Dept. Min of Communication

Deputy Communication Minister and Member of Parliament of La Dadekotopon in the Greater Accra, Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei has announced that the passage of the Cyber Security Bill will be pass soon.

According to him, a national cybersecurity law had become necessary to help protect the country’s cybersecurity infrastructure and ecosystem as the government moves to digitalise the economy and move the country from paper to electronic transactions.

Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei, who disclosed this to anfrebeats news at a five days national cybersecurity awareness month 2019 under the theme: Demonstrating Ghana’s Cybersecurity Readiness, said the passage of the bill into law would help for the establishment of a cybersecurity authority and the establishment of a cybersecurity fund.

The National Cybersecurity Advisor of the National Cybersecurity Centre, Dr. Albert Antwi Boasiako in an interview with Anfrebeats news said the Cyber Security Bill when passed by parliament.

into law will help protect the cyber ecosystem including cybersecurity incident reporting, licensing of cybersecurity providers and to provide legal provisions for the interception of both traffic and contents data for the purposes of law enforcement and intelligence.

Various Security Agencies including, Criminal Investigations Department(CID), Economic and Organized Crime Office(EOCO) Bureau off National Communication(BNC), National Cyber Security Centre(NCSC), Data Protection Commission(DPC), Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), National Information Technology Agency(NITA) and National Cyber Security Technical Working Group (NCSTWG).

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