Experts have called on the government to come up with a comprehensive policy on cyber crime to cope with the challenges of rapid global technological advancement.
The Institute of Finance Management (IFM) Director of Computer Services, Dr Jim Yonazi, said the current policy was too general and does not focus on cyber crime. "It may be seen as minor issue but as the country adopts modern technology, we are also becoming more prone to the cyber crime.
It is important to be prepared," he said. Dr Yonazi was speaking in a cyber security mini- conference organised by IFM and brought together various stakeholders with the objective of ensuring safe and secure Tanzanian cyber space.
An expert from the E-Government Agency, Mr Michael Moshiro noted that the agency was working closely with the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology and that a new policy would be out soon.
"Cyber crime is a real challenge especially in the government as, for example, there are so many information spreading around internet which would otherwise be confidential," he noted.