The purpose of this bill is:

  • to create offences and impose penalties which have a bearing on cybercrime​
  • to criminalise the distribution of data messages which is harmful and to provide for interim protection orders
  • to further regulate jurisdiction in respect of cybercrimes
  • to further regulate the powers to investigate cybercrimes
  • to further regulate aspects relating to mutual assistance in respect of the investigation of cybercrime
  • to provide for the establishment of a 24/7 Point of Contact
  • to further provide for the proof of certain facts by affidavit
  • to impose obligations on electronic communications service providers and financial institution to assist in the investigation of cybercrimes and to report cybercrimes
  • to provide for the establishment of structures to promote cybersecurity and capacity building
  • to regulate the identification and declaration of critical information infrastructures and measures to protect critical information infrastructures
  • to provide that the Executive may enter into agreements with foreign States to promote cybersecurity
  • to delete and amend provisions of certain laws
  • to provide for matters connected therewith

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