First public consultation on cyber-crime legislation set for tomorrow


The first public consultation on the Draft Cyber-crime Bill 2016 will be held at the Pegasus Hotel tomorrow. According to a GINA press statement, stakeholders will have the opportunity to make their contributions on the important piece of legislation.

cyber crimeTomorrow’s consultation which will be  hosted by the Ministry of Legal Affairs, will feature remarks from the United States Charge d’Affaires, Bryan Hunt, an overview of the Draft Bill by Vonetta Atwell, Principal Parliamentary Counsel and stakeholders’ contributions.

Having the necessary legislative framework in place will provide potential investors in ICT based operations with the necessary security.

Call Centre Giant Qualfon has called for similar legislative enactments after a series of attempted hacks.

Recently, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack and Justice of Appeal Yonette Cummings-Edwards participated in a Regional Cyber-crime Workshop for judges and judicial officers in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Additionally, the US Embassy’s International & Law Enforcement Coordinator Leon Carr met and discussed cyber-crime with the Attorney General’s office.

The US Department of Justice offers assistance to participating countries in developing laws and procedures that will improve the ability to investigate and prosecute crimes involving the use of computers and the internet.



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