Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill [B6 – 2017]

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Submissions are now closed (since 10 August 2017)

Justice and Correctional Services

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services invites you to submit written submissions on the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill [B6 – 2017]:

The purpose of the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Amendment Bill is to:
▪ create offences and impose penalties which have a bearing on cybercrime;
▪ criminalise the distribution of data messages which is harmful and to provide for interim protection orders;
▪ further regulate jurisdiction in respect of cybercrimes;
▪ further regulate the powers to investigate cybercrimes;
▪ further regulate aspects relating to mutual assistance in respect of the investigation of cybercrime;
▪ provide for the establishment of a 24/7 Point of Contact;
▪ further provide for the proof of certain facts by affidavit;
▪ impose obligations on electronic communications service providers and financial institutions to assist in the investigation of cybercrimes and to report cybercrimes;
▪ provide for the establishment of structures to promote cybersecurity and capacity building;
▪ regulate the identification and declaration of critical information infrastructures and measures to protect critical information infrastructures;
▪ provide that the Executive may enter into agreements with foreign States to promote cybersecurity;
▪ delete and amend provisions of certain laws; and

Comments can be emailed to Mr V Ramaano at vramaano@parliament.gov.za by no later than Thursday, 10 August 2017

Submissions must be received by no later than 10 August 2017. Please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation. Public hearings will be held in Parliament.

For Public hearings' dates and enquiries please contact Mr V Ramaano on tel (021) 403 3820 or cell 083 709 8427

Issued by Hon. Dr Mathole Motshekga, MP, Chairperson: PC on Justice and Correctional Services