GODAN leant its support to the 29th International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity which ran from 14-16 November, 2018. The conference covered 54 wide-ranging topics across multiple sessions, addressed by over 150 speakers. It was supported by 110 National and International Organisations and totalled more than 1000 participants from over 81 countries.
The conference culminated with the drafting and approval of an Outcome Document, which summarised the recommendations put forward during the course of the Conference. The document outlines recommendations on key focus areas for stakeholders, aimed at improving decision making procedures and processes on the complicated challenges concerning cyberspace going forward.
For the first time this year, an Interministerial Meeting on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity was held in parallel to the conference itself. It was attended by Ministers and representatives from countries including; Gambia, Zambia, Senegal, Malta, Brazil, Venezuela, South Africa, Germany, Bangladesh and China. Various challenges and problem areas were identified - from both country and governance perspective - regarding relevant issues concerning cyberspace. A key outcome was a Declaration document, covering the main topics for discussion and recommendations to come out of the meeting: The Declaration of the Inter-Ministerial Meeting on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity.