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Cybercrimes Act, 2020

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To create offences which have a bearing on cybercrime; to criminalise the disclosure of data messages which are 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 cybercrimes; to provide for the establishment of a designated Point of Contact; to further provide for the proof of certain facts by affidavit; to impose obligations to report cybercrimes; to provide for capacity building; to provide that the Executive may enter into agreements with foreign States to promote measures aimed at the detection, prevention, mitigation and investigation of cybercrimes; to delete and amend provisions of certain laws; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


Last update: November 2021

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Latest Developments:


The Cybercrimes Act, 2020 (Act No. 19 of 2020), has been updated with the Commencement of Certain Sections of the Cybercrimes Act, 2020 (Act No. 19 of 2020), as per Proclamation No. 42 of GG45562 dated 30 November 2021.


The Cybercrimes Act, 2020 (Act No. 19 of 2020), has been added to the site on 8 December 2021, as per Notice No. 324 of GG44651 dated 1 June 2021.