Jail time for cybercrime - Parly adopts new bill

New laws in the pipeline governing cybercrime make provision for those found guilty of incitement of violence or damage to property to spend up to three years behind bars.

The National Assembly adopted the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill on Tuesday.

It does try to do admirable things like dealing with hate speech online and bullying online and vindictive actions like revenge porn.

Jan Vermeulen, Editor at Large, MyBroadband.co.za

Unfortunately, it's still too broad. It basically criminalises anybody that uses a computer or goes online. It's made everyday things a crime.

Jan Vermeulen, Editor at Large, MyBroadband.co.za

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