Cybercrime draft bill proposes new powers to Government to fight cybercrime

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity draft Bill for public comment has been released, proposing to introduce a number of measures to combat cybercrime in South Africa.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Danie Strachan, Partner at Adams and Adams.

Strachan spoke about the draft Bill, which, if enacted, will give key powers to the State Security, Defence, Police and Telecommunications Ministries – powers which stretch into economic and labour environments and require private sector compliance.

Scroll down to listen to the audio for more detail.

This is a very big piece of legislation that creates various forms of cybercrimes. It’s a good step forward.

Danie Strachan, Partner at Adams and Adams

The law now also covers the spread of hate-speech online and on social media.

Danie Strachan, Partner at Adams and Adams

The Bill aims to promote cyber-security and protect South Africa’s cyber infrastructure.

Danie Strachan, Partner at Adams and Adams

The Bill covers cybercrime committed by South Africans outside of South Africa.

Danie Strachan, Partner at Adams and Adams

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