Parliament next stop for Cybercrime bill

The Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Bill has been approved by Cabinet and is to be tabled in Parliament.

The bill criminalises online crimes such as cyber-bullying, revenge porn and 'sextortion' to address shortcomings in South African law.

Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development John Jeffery says the laws to deal with cybercrimes have been outdated and limited.

Jeffery explains that the bill makes provisions for greater government jurisdiction and search and seizure operations.

It's a comprehensive attempt to tackle cybercrime in South Africa.

John Jeffery, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development

He advises that the bill is not aimed at intercepting communications or for state surveillance purposes.

Take a listen to his explanation of the bill:

Meanwhile, computer forensic expert Danny Myburgh says the bill addresses a great deal of legal needs that are not covered by common law.

We've been awaiting this move for quite some time a look forward to having legislation to address various aspects.

Danny Myburgh, MD of Cyanre the Computer Forensic Lab

Take a listen to his analysis:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Parliament next stop for Cybercrime bill


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