Jamaica’s Cyber Crime law under review

Amandala published an article on September 19, 2020, a Cyber Crime Bill Introduced in the House. Here’s a summary.

The anticipated Cyber Crime Bill was introduced in the House of Representatives which is aimed at combating the various forms of cybercrime by categorizing certain acts of internet wrongdoing, as offences, allocating penalties for such offences, and a formal process of investigation and prosecution for the numerous cybercrimes.

In Belize, social platforms have been utilized for the various forms and degrees of cyberbullying such as sharing pornographic material for revenge. These, alongside crimes such as identity theft and phishing schemes, are rapidly growing in Belize’s online domain and at times it is difficult to trace. These occurrences have caused the response of the creation of a bill to tackle the growing concerns. Even though this is the case, the Bill is not being wholly passed as the process has to be followed but there is large support for the creation and passing of the Bill.

 

Reference: https://amandala.com.bz/news/cyber-crime-bill-introduced-in-the-house/


Contributed by Racquel Bailey from Jamaica. Racquel is a member of the WISC Discord group from the G5 Cyber Security Foundation Ltd. Learn more about WISC (Women in InfoSec Caribbean) at wiscaribbean.org. WISC is a non-profit initiative supporting  Caribbean women and girls to develop a career in Information Security.

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