Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill B6-2017

8th March 2017

To create offences and impose penalties which have a bearing on cybercrime; to criminalise the distribution of data messages which is harmful and to provide for interim  protection orders;  to further regulate jurisdiction in respect of cybercrimes; to further regulate the powers to investigate cybercrimes; to further regulate  aspects  relating  to  mutual  assistance  in  respect  of  the  investigation of cybercrime; to provide for the establishment of a 24/7 Point of Contact; to further provide  for  the  proof  of  certain  facts  by  affidavit;  to  impose  obligations  on electronic communications service providers and financial institutions to assist in the  investigation  of  cybercrimes  and  to  report  cybercrimes;  to  provide  for  the establishment  of  structures  to  promote  cybersecurity  and  capacity  building;  to regulate the identification and declaration of critical information infrastructures and measures to protect critical information infrastructures; to provide that the Executive may enter into agreements with foreign States to promote cybersecurity; to  delete  and  amend  provisions  of  certain  laws;  and to provide for matters connected therewith.