CYBER SECURITY BILL PASSES SECOND READING
By NATION REPORTER
PARLIAMENT yesterday passed the second reading of the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Bill after a heated debate by Members of Parliament both from the opposition and ruling parties on its merits and demerits.
The Bill is now at the Committee stage where it is being considered line-by-line with changes being made on wording or for new clauses to be added.
The Cyber Bill had recently been a subject of debate among the public with some opposition sympathizers calling for its withdrawal from parliament.
The Bill seeks to provide for cyber security, protection of persons against cybercrime and facilitate identification, declaration and protection of critical information infrastructure.
Following an electronic voting by MPs, 83 members voted in favour of the Bill while 52 opposed with one abstaining.