Cybercrime Bill goes to Parliament tomorrow

The government will take the controversial Cybercrime Bill to Parliament on Friday and will seek to have it go straight to a Joint Select Committee of Parliament before any attempts to have it passed.

The announcement was made by Attorney General Faris Al Rawi at today's post-Cabinet news conference.

The bill requires a three-fifth's majority of the House of Representatives to be passed.

Al Rawi said the government has had detailed meetings with the Media Association and Publishers and Broadcasters Association on it.

He says it will address the issue of fake news, cyberbullying and harm against individuals.

He told the press conference that the Computer Misuse Act has never been able to give the level of protection that it should have given which is why the government is moving to introduce this bill.



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