Ag. Director-General of the Cyber Security Authority, Republic of Ghana
Dr Albert Antwi-Boasiako is currently the Ag. Director-General of the Cyber Security Authority, Republic of Ghana.
Prior to this appointment, he served as the National Cybersecurity Advisor from July 2017 to September 2021. Albert led the revision of Ghana’s National Cybersecurity Policy & Strategy (NCPS) and the passage of a landmark
Cybersecurity Act (Act 1038) for Ghana in 2020. During his tenure of appointment, Ghana’s cybersecurity improved on the ITU’s Global Cybersecurity Index from 32.6% in 2017 to 86.69% in 2021, with Ghana becoming the 3rd most ranked country on the African continent and a global ranking of 43 from the previous 89 th position.
Dr Antwi-Boasiako has previously served as a Cyber Security Expert with the Interpol Global Cybercrime Expert
Group (IGCEG) and is a Cybercrime Expert with the Council of Europe. He founded the e-Crime Bureau, the first and an award-winning cybersecurity and digital forensics firm to be established and operate in West Africa, in 2011. Dr Antwi-Boasiako is a member of the Independent Advisory Committee (IAC) of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), a Bureau Member of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) and the Government of Ghana’s representative on the ECOWAS’ Regional Technical Committee (RTC) on Cybersecurity. He has introduced a Harmonized Model for Digital Evidence Admissibility Assessment (HM-DEAA) as a ground-breaking contribution to digital forensics standardisation. Dr Antwi-Boasiako has a number of publications covering information technology,cybersecurity, cybercrimes, data protection and digital forensics to his credit. In addition, he has delivered presentations and papers at major local, regional and international conferences and workshops. He has also contributed to the work of the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) as a member of the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and the Task Force on Digital Equality.
Launched in April 2020 and mandated until the 2021 Freedom Online Conference, the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence has responded to the challenges and opportunities brought about by the advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI), providing a space for members of the Freedom Online Coalition and the Advisory Network to promote human rights respecting AI. This panel session will reflect on the progress of the Task Force toward advancing the application of the international human rights framework to the global governance of AI.
To mark the Freedom Online Coalition’s (FOC) 10th anniversary, Finland, as the Chair, is organising a virtual FOC 10th Anniversary Ministerial Meeting on 3 December 2021, hosted by Pekka Haavisto, the Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs. The Ministerial, the culmination of Finland’s FOC Chairship, is an important opportunity to raise the visibility of the Coalition and to set the FOC's goals and vision for the 2020s.