SENIOR STAFF WRITER
©️ THE Cyber Crime, Security and Data Protection Bill will finally be debated in Parliament and if approved, individuals found guilty of violating its provisions will face up to seven years’ imprisonment.
The Bill sets stiff imprisonment penalties of up to seven years for individuals who contravene its provisions.
“Any data controller, his or her representative, agent or assignee who contravenes section 11, 18(4), 24 and 28 shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level 11 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding seven years or to both such fine and such imprisonment.“Upon conviction by a Court of competent jurisdiction the Court may order the seizure of the media containing the data to which the offence relates, such as manual filing systems, magnetic discs or magnetic tapes, except for computers or any other equipment, or the deletion of the data.“Any member of staff of the Authority or any expert, contractor, sub-Cyber Security and Data Protection contractor who violates the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level seven or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years or to both such fine and such imprisonment,” reads the Bill.
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