Barbados Computer Misuse Act should be updated

National News published an article on August 24, 2020, authored by Rachelle Agard titled a Call to update the Computer Misuse Act.

The executive director of Sunisle Technology Solutions speaks out on the inadequacy of Computer Misuse Act being able to handle the modern misuse by children.

Key points:

  • The executive director of Sunisle Technology Solutions, Steven Williams has made a call for the Computer Misuse Act to be updated to address the behavioural and exposal issues of underage children online.
  • He rallied for the modernization of the Act came at a virtual parent webinar titled You, Your Child And Social Media. Hosted by Winners Circle, the Criminal Research and Planning Unit and the Maria Holder Memorial Trust.
  • As a father of two girls aged six and 16, Williams spoke passionately about the misuse which can come from “those who have no misgivings and see it as a way or as an object to hurt other people”. There are cracks within the current laws which children fall through, highlighted by Williams.
  • He noted that the Computer Misuse Act had not been updated since 2005, yet technology continued to change rapidly.

 

Reference: nationnews.com


Contributed by: Contributed by Kyle Sterling from Jamaica. Kyle is a member of our Caribbean Cyber Support Team (CCST) initiative on Discord. CCST is a collaborative group on the Discord platform for Caribbean people interested in IT, from beginners to experts.

If you’re from the Caribbean, learn more and join the group by visiting caribbeancst.org.

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