GAFA tax: Companies have received their tax notice

"Companies subject to this tax have received a tax notice for the payment of the 2020 installments," said Bruno Lemaire. Not to mention the possible wrath of the American authorities, the GAFA have already taken the lead. Here's how.   The negotiations on the digital tax at the OECD have come to naught. “We had suspended the collection of the tax until the OECD negotiations were concluded. This negotiation failed, so we will collect a tax on the digital giants next December, "explained Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister of the Economy, in mid-October. "Companies subject to this tax have received a tax notice for the payment of the 2020 installments," the Ministry of the Economy said today. Facebook and Amazon "are among the companies" which have been notified "in recent days", assures for its part the Financial Times. So after firing the first ones, what should the French authorities expect from now on? Has

Benin and Burkina-Faso equip themselves against cybercrime

Sixty executives from both countries, cybercrime experts, police officers and magistrates participate from July 15 to 17 in a workshop on data protection. This training is part of the "Global Action on Enlarged Cybercrime (GLACY +)" project of the European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe.
 
Benin and Burkina-Faso equip themselves against cybercrime

GLACY + aims to strengthen the capacities of States around the world to apply the legislation on cybercrime, electronic evidence and to improve their capacities to cooperate effectively at international level in this field. Since 2013, the project has worked to promote consistent cybercrime legislation, policies and strategies.

Likewise, it is working to build the capacity of police authorities to investigate cybercrime. And for law enforcement, the prosecution and adjudication of cybercrime, electronic evidence and the engagement of states in effective international cooperation. Over the 45 years that it has existed, cybercrime has gradually become one of the greatest challenges of the criminal justice systems.

Digital confidence

While cyberspace offers a platform for technology development and wealth creation, its use contains more and more risks. The more information is stored in the cloud, the more it is exposed to theft and all other forms of digital crime. "Cybercrime weakens trust on the Internet and poses a serious threat to the fundamental rights of the individual, the rule of law," said Ruben Alba Aguilera, head of cooperation at the European Union delegation in Benin.




The online data protection workshop welcomes 30 participants from Benin and 25 from Burkina Faso. On the one hand, they will be equipped with international legal instruments, fundamental human rights and good practices and, on the other hand, with digital investigation. "Digital development depends on the confidence of digital users," reiterates Ouanilo Medegan Fagla, Director General of the National Information Systems Security Agency (ANSSI-Benin).