Cameroon will soon have its law on cybercrime and cyber security. Indeed, it is the Minister of Post and Telecommunications who introduced this bill in the National Assembly, it’s about ten days.
We can already rejoice in the fact that legislation and harmony on Information Technologies and Communications will be effective to better monitor the activities around this tool.
The stakes are enormous, given that the Telecommunications and ICT are second after oil, in terms of added value and economic growth. So it’s important to secure investment, ensure better protection for users.
Problems related to cyber crime and cyber security are numerous. We also note an increase in hackers and scams on the Web with impunity in the country. Information Technologies in their expansions have created various types of scams. Internet users are daily victims of all kinds of scams. Some of these scams are losing huge sums of money to certain companies established online as individuals. Some procedures used by these cyber criminals are widespread. We can mention: Fake Check Scams (i.e Consumers paid with phony checks for work or items sold, instructed to wire money back), Nigerian Money Offers (i.e False promises of riches if consumers pay to transfer money to their bank accounts), Auctions (i.e Goods never delivered or misrepresented), and many others.
This law contains dozens of texts is highly expected, but more importantly its implementation by lawyers, policemen, etc, who will own it.