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Cybercrime Bill to boost investor confidence

February 12, 2021 5:30 am

The Cybercrime Bill 2020 has been passed by parliament.

The Bill is a step towards ensuring that cyber technology is utilized as it should and at the same time it does not impede Fiji’s efforts towards social, economic, and political development.

Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, the Bill seeks to give effect to the Budapest Convention by providing a comprehensive and coherent framework on cybercrime and electronic evidence.

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Sayed-Khaiyum says this will also signal to the rest of the world that Fiji is a safe place to do business.

“The Bill will modernize our laws, it will bring investor confidence not only to those coming to Fiji but domestic investor confidence and also our own citizens.”

The Bill has specific provisions on offences against credibility, integrity and availability of computer data and systems including unauthorised access of, unauthorised interception of, computer systems or computer data.

Fiji, like any other nation, is not immune to cybercrime and the Bill will bring us into alignment with international practice.

 

 

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