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Anti-cybercrime draft law content reviewed

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The Ministry of Interior’s Legislation Council and experts reviewed the anti-cybercrime draft law on Tuesday. police

Anti-cybercrime draft law content reviewed

The Ministry of Interior’s Legislation Council and legal experts on Tuesday met to review the anti-cybercrime draft law to ensure its integrity and accuracy in the present technological era.

On its Facebook page, the ministry said: “The meeting was held to study the draft anti-cybercrime law with the intent to ensure integrity when it is applied, prevent the unauthorised use of computer networks and data, and ensure public security and order.

“It will also allow individuals to protect their privacy by allowing them to take action against cybercriminals.”

Pang Rasy, the deputy head of the ministry’s Legislation Council, said on Tuesday that the meeting discussed the technical aspects of the draft law before an inter-ministerial meeting is held. The draft law, he said, was expected to be sent to the Council of Ministers by next year.

“This law is related to information technology [IT]. IT is changing very fast, so we had to insert additional revisions to the draft law which was written a few years ago. We also removed some parts that are not in line with the current situation.

“The law also aims to protect users and service providers, especially the governance of information technology with regard to the public interest,” Rasy said.

The Ministry of Interior said the Anti-Cyber Crime Law has seven chapters and 48 articles with jurisdiction to cover all crimes committed inside and outside Cambodia if those crimes affect individuals and institutions, security, public order and national interest.


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