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Jamaica’s Cybercrimes Act of 2015 – MOJ

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Jamaica’s Ministry of Justice published a document with the operational date of 17th March 2010. This was the Cybercrimes Act. Here’s a quick summary just for you.

The purpose of this Act is to educate individuals on the penalties for the misuse of computer systems or data and the abuse of electronic transactions, along with how to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of cybercrimes.

In this document, the information is divided into four sections. These are the following:

  • Part I is where you find preliminary information. This contained technical terms and definitions.
  • Part II contained offences. These are the acts a person can commit that is considered a crime under this Act.
  • Part III is information on the investigation aspect. The methods of collection of data for the investigation are discussed in this section, along with guidelines on how to carry it out.
  • Part IV contains general information. Here we find the rules on Jurisdiction and Regulations.

This guide clearly describes the Cybercrime Act and all the measures which full under it.

Reference: https://moj.gov.jm/laws/cybercrimes-act

Contributed by: Chanthea Quinland from Antigua and Barbuda. Chanthea 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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