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Zimbabwe cabinet approves cyber crime, cyber security bill

Thursday 10 October 2019 | 12:28 CET | News

The Zimbabwean Cabinet has considered and approved the Cyber Crime, Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill. Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the bill seeks to combat cybercrime and increase cyber security in order to build confidence and trust in the secure use of information communication technologies. 


She said the bill covers data protection with due regard for constitutional rights and public interest; establishment of a Data Security Centre and a Data Protection Authority under POTRAZ; and investigation and collection of evidence relating to Cyber Crime and unauthorised Data Collection. 

The bill covers the admissibility of electronic evidence for offences committed under the Act, penalties for the transmission of messages inciting violence and damage to property, and measures to address the production and dissemination of racist and xenophobic material.

The government is currently carrying out a national cybersecurity awareness month with activities to educate the public about cyber risks.




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Categories: Internet
Companies: POTRAZ
Countries: Zimbabwe
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