Crime

Cyber Crimes Bill 2021 released

By NATION REPORTER

THE law to tackle cyber-crime and other related social media abuses is on the horizon as the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Bill, 2021 is set for presentation to Parliament.

Solicitor-General Abraham Mwansa said the objectives of the Bill were to ensure the provision of cyber security in the country and provide for the protection of persons against cyber crime.

Mr Mwansa said the Bill also provide for child online protection; facilitate identification, declaration and protection of critical information infrastructure.

He said in the memorandum of the Bill that it would provide for the collection of and preservation of evidence of computer and network related crime, as well as revise the admission, in criminal matters, of electronic evidence.

Mr Mwansa said the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Bill would also provide for registration of cyber security services providers; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.

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