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Regulators and Key Policy Stakeholders

Telecommunications and Post Regulatory Authority

Regulates internet use including the content available on the internet, introduces new technologies, and develops telecommunications and IT industry infrastructure

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Aims to develop a strong information and communications infrastructure in Sudan, including through partnering with the private sector, and to raise political and social awareness of national issues

General Intelligence Service

Powerful security apparatus that has targeted journalists and online content providers in the past, utilizing torture and other severe methods to gain information and intimidate content providers to stop sharing information potentially harmful to the government

Ministry of Industry and Trade

Promotes trade and industrial growth by addressing issues of inflation and the availability of commodities, wheat, fuel, medicine and education

Ministry of Interior

Aims to preserve the unity and sovereignty of Sudan by enhancing internal security, maintaining peace, and implementing the values of justice and equality before the law for its citizens

Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning

Aims to develop and improve access to internal financial resources and to attract external ones in order to support the economy sustainably to achieve social, economic and strategic objectives of the country

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Responsible for regulating the education sector in Sudan, raising its efficiency, developing curriculum and providing educational material

Sudan Computer Emergency Response Team

Charged with raising security awareness for institutions and businesses and protecting them from cyber attacks; the center acts as first responder to information security incidents and traces the perpetrators of cyber attacks

National Authority for Digital Certification (NADC)

Charged with developing electronic transaction legislation, regulating electronic certification and signatures, and coordinating with other relevant national and international government bodies on electronic certification policy

National Information Center (NIC)

Responsible for the national network of information systems and raising information awareness for citizens; the center also actively participates in developing national strategies for the information industry and has global partnerships with African, European and Asian organizations

National ICT Policies

National Strategy for Building the Information Industry in Sudan

Sets objectives for moving towards the information society, the dissemination of ICT, providing access for all, increasing employment opportunities and reducing poverty

Sudan 25 Year National Strategy 2007-2031

Broad strategy that contains strategies for growing the information sector, science and technology capacities, and cyber security goals

Digital Economy regulations

E-Commerce Laws

Provides a legal basis for e- commerce by recognizing contracts and financial transactions completed online have the same legal status as those on paper or in person

Cyber Security Laws

Establishes criminal penalties for data breaches, the disabling and destruction of software, data, or information, fraud, and various other offenses

Introduced penalties for the spreading of fake news online, the criticism of foreigners/foreign entities, and the hacking of networks and information services

Online Content Laws

Created a national press council under the president's control that has the authority “to suspend a newspaper for up to three days without the involvement of a law court;" the law also requires journalists to register with the council and bans the inciting of religious or ethnic violence

Aims to increase transparency by giving citizens the right to access and publish public information, but puts limits on information relating to national security, foreign policy, and criminal procedure

Data Privacy Laws

Requires mobile service providers to keep a record of their customers’ data and personal information such as name, address, and date of birth