The Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act: Why the Need for Change So Soon?

In last week’s Monday Opinion, we looked at a newly enacted law – the Children’s Code Act, which we stated that if well implemented, has the potential to address a wide range of issues affecting children. In this week’s opinion, still in the spirit of law development and reform, we will look at a rather contested piece of law – the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act of 2021 (“the Cyber Act”). This is in response to the recent cabinet approval of the Act’s revision and the Ministry of Technology and Science’s following requests for amendment proposal submissions.