THE controversial Computer Crime and Cyber Security bill is set to be tabled before Parliament in the not so distant future as government moves to avert crimes and abuse associated with internet usage, President Robert has said.
Officially opening the fourth session of the eighth Parliament, President Mugabe hinted on how governments across the world are seized with matters of cybercrime.
By Kudakwashe Pembere and David Zvina
“Madam President, Mr Speaker Sir, increased reliance of the use of plastic money and other online applications which characterises the modern era comes with attendant risk of computer and cybercrimes.
“As a consequence of this lingering thing, governments the world over are grappling with the threat of cybercrime,” he said.
President Mugabe urged Parliament to constructively debate on cyber security and e-commerce bills and put aside personal interests.
The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) began consultations in May for the cyber security bill where they discussed the urgent need for the private sector to partner government in educating Zimbabweans on issues of cybersecurity and related crimes.
Zimbabweans have been worried about the cyber security bill saying that it would give power to override their privacy.
Zimbabweans Who are not happy with some sections of the yet to be enacted law must find voice and reason to approach the ministry of ICT now and get their contributions and concerns registered before the bill is made into law.