156. Congo (Democratic Republic of the) 5.19

156th National Cyber Security Index
170th Global Cybersecurity Index
171st ICT Development Index
129th Networked Readiness Index
Population 85.0million
Area (km2) 2.3million
GDP per capita ($) 0.8thousand
NCSI FULFILMENT PERCENTAGE
NCSI DEVELOPMENT TIMELINE 3 years All data
RANKING TIMELINE
NCSI Update Data source
17 Oct 2022 Public data collection

Version 17 Oct 2022

GENERAL CYBER SECURITY INDICATORS
BASELINE CYBER SECURITY INDICATORS
  • 5. Protection of digital services 0/5 0%
    0
    5 0%
    • 5.1. Cyber security responsibility for digital service providers 0
      0
      1
      Requirements
      Criteria

      According to legislation, digital service providers (except micro and small enterprises): (1) must manage cyber/ICT risks or (2) must implement established cyber/information security requirements.

      Accepted references

      Legal act

      Evidence
    • 5.2. Cyber security standard for the public sector 0
      0
      1
      Requirements
      Criteria

      Public sector digital service providers must implement (1) cyber/ICT security requirements (defined by legislation) or (2) a widely recognised security standard.

      Accepted references

      Legal act

      Evidence
    • 5.3. Competent supervisory authority 0
      0
      3
      Requirements
      Criteria

      The government has a competent authority in the field of cyber/information security that has the power to supervise public and private digital service providers regarding the implementation of cyber/information security requirements.

      Accepted references

      Official website or legal act

      Evidence
  • 6. Protection of essential services 0/6 0%
    0
    6 0%
    • 6.1. Operators of essential services are identified 0
      0
      1
      Requirements
      Criteria

      There is a legal act that allows to identify operators of essential services.

      Accepted references

      Legal act

      Evidence
    • 6.2. Cyber security requirements for operators of essential services 0
      0
      1
      Requirements
      Criteria

      According to the legislation, operators of essential services must manage cyber/ICT risks.

      Accepted references

      Legal act

      Evidence
    • 6.3. Competent supervisory authority 0
      0
      3
      Requirements
      Criteria

      The government has a competent authority in the field of cyber/information security that has the power to supervise operators of essential services, regarding cyber/information security requirements.

      Accepted references

      Official website or legal act

      Evidence
    • 6.4. Regular monitoring of security measures 0
      0
      1
      Requirements
      Criteria

      Operators of essential services must regularly (at least once every 3 years) provide evidence of the effective implementation of cyber/information security policies (e.g. audit result, documentation, specific report).

      Accepted references

      Legal act

      Evidence
  • 7. E-identification and trust services 0/9 0%
    0
    9 0%
    • 7.1. Unique persistent identifier 0
      0
      1
      Requirements
      Criteria

      The government provides a unique persistent identifier to all citizens, residents, and legal entities. For example, the identifier remains the same after document expiration and name change.

      Accepted references

      Legal act

      Evidence
    • 7.2. Requirements for cryptosystems 0
      0
      1
      Requirements
      Criteria

      Requirements for cryptosystems in the field of trust services are regulated.

      Accepted references

      Legal act

      Evidence
    • 7.3. Electronic identification 0
      0
      1
      Requirements
      Criteria

      Electronic identification is regulated.

      Accepted references

      Legal act

      Evidence
    • 7.4. Electronic signature 0
      0
      1
      Requirements
      Criteria

      E-signature is regulated

      Accepted references

      Legal act

      Evidence
    • 7.5. Timestamping 0
      0
      1
      Requirements
      Criteria

      Timestamping is regulated.

      Accepted references

      Legal act

      Evidence
    • 7.6. Electronic registered delivery service 0
      0
      1
      Requirements
      Criteria

      Electronic registered delivery service between state entities, citizens and private sector entities is regulated. The service provides legally binding data exchange and guarantees the confidentiality and integrity of information.

      Accepted references

      Legal act

      Evidence
    • 7.7. Competent supervisory authority 0
      0
      3
      Requirements
      Criteria

      There is an authority responsible for the supervision of qualified trust service providers.

      Accepted references

      Official website or legal act

      Evidence
  • 8. Protection of personal data 1/4 25%
    1
    4 25%
    • 8.1. Personal data protection legislation 1
      1
      1
      Requirements
      Criteria

      There is a legal act for personal data protection.

      Accepted references

      Legal act

      Evidence

      Law No. 20/17 of 25 November 2020 governing the telecommunication and information and communication technologies ('ICT'), see Title III: Protection of the privacy and personal data of users of networks and services of the telecommunications and information technology (link above). 

      "The Democratic Republic of Congo ('DRC') consecrates the respect for private life and the secrecy of correspondence as a fundamental right. There is no specific constitutional Article on the protection of personal data and there is no specific and comprehensive legislative framework on data protection. In fact, the data protection rules are spread over several laws and Decree-Laws.

      Specifically and most pressingly, data protection provisions are included in Law No. 20/17 of 25 November 2020 governing the telecommunication and information and communication technologies ('ICT') sector (only available in French here) ('Law No. 20/17'), with Title III concerning the protection of the private life and personal data.

      Although Law No. 20/17 came into force on the day of its promulgation, it was only published in the Official Gazette of the DRC on 29 September 2021 and, like the national Customs Code, it includes a definition of personal data - both Law No. 20/17 and the Customs Code adopt the same concept of 'personal data'."

      Cited source can be accessed here.

    • 8.2. Personal data protection authority 0
      0
      3
      Requirements
      Criteria

      There is an independent public supervisory authority that is responsible for personal data protection.

      Accepted references

      Official website or legal act

      Evidence
INCIDENT AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT INDICATORS
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