The National Assembly has adopted the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill.
This legislation seeks to tackle harmful electronic communication and will see South Africans facing jail time of up to three years for inciting and causing any damage to property or violence against anyone.
Editor at Large at MyBroadband.co.za Jan Vermeulen says the Cyber Crime Bill is quite a controversial bill and while it tries to do admirable things relating to hate speech online, bullying online and revenge porn, it is unfortunately still too broad.
It basically criminalises anybody that uses a computer or goes online and that is too broad.— Jan Vermeulen, Editor at Large at MyBroadband.co.za
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Cyber Crime Bill could send wrongdoers to jail for up to 3 years