The African Leaders Initiative YALI Governance advisor, Isaac Mwanza says the Cyber Security and cyber crimes Bill is a good Bill that will bring about responsibility in the use of cyberspace among Zambians.
Mr. Mwanza says globally, cybercrime laws are being enacted to deal with cyber crimes and these laws are not limited to social media as being perpetuated by many Zambians.
He adds that even in developed countries such as the United States of America, The United Kingdom, Australia, and Germany among others, laws such as this have been enacted, adding that Zambians should make a comparison with what has been done in other jurisdictions as it would help in the debate that has ensued around the Bill as opposed to debating it without facts.
“We support the Bill because it is aimed at dealing with matters to do with cyber crimes and all the concerns to do with safety and responsibility in that space.” He said.
“Let Parliament not postpone the enactment of the Bill on the basis that people will be criminalized when they undertake certain actions on social media, we want people to be responsible when they use social media, a lot of people have fallen prey to abuse, including the opposition itself, we have seen Leaders being taunted in the cyber space and that is unacceptable, only crminals should be afraid of the enactment this Bill” Mr Mwanza added.
Hopefully this bill will tame some cyber thugs like KZ and irresponsible PF praise singers like Nine Chale.
I’ve taken time to read the cyber laws of the UK, US, Canada, France, Australia, India’s ICT Act they are nothing like the piece of garbage we’re enacting here.
As an ICT practitioner it pains me that this thing is becoming law. If all the recommendations that our association-ICTAZ submitted have been ignored, what sort of responsibility does this clueless minion think this law will encourage?
You dont even have to read tha article you just see the picture of this PF bootlicker Isaac Mwanza you know what he is going to spew out …he and Tayali must be in the same whatsup group!!
They are very swift in enacting oppressive laws but will not do anything to combat corruption….they will be the ones complaining about these same laws when they are in opposition,,,very small minds indeed!!
This is an oppressive law the basic right of privacy. We can not take away those basic rights for the sake of wanting people to be responsible. Do a better job at educating them!!
A fella putting on a pf Tshirt and shouting pamakafye was asking for coin , imagine I did not even flinch or look at him I just kept moving forward, was I wrong not to give him legal tender , especially that its his vote that has put us in this economic imbroglio.
There is no doubt that a cyber law is important..,…
The problem is no one trusts lungu and his deceitful GRZ……..
We all remember bwangwa where they told us that highly trained UPND commandos had kidnapped Grz officials….also that GBM was using a gym to train UPND militia with golf clubs and catapults to attack ZDFs, also that some one was using $1.6 million to import weapons to attack lungu,..
I would not trust anything that comes from lungu and his cronies
Yali is just a surrogate of PF
Iwe chi zamani don’t be f00lish. I am not in the mood for rubbish today. This is why some of you get beaten. This law will be good to protect Zambia from evil and vile upnd diasporan bloggers who get turned on from insulting our president and government. We will now start tracking you down and revealing who you are. I am working with zicta on this
“We will now start tracking you down and revealing who you are. I am working with zicta on this……”
to be ignorant is bliss..
So what if you reveal who anyone is ??
And to track down mere bloggers in other countries will cost millions…….
Seeing the state of the economy, do you have millions to track down and reveal mere bloggers in diaspora ????
Very thick people these PF……
Very unfortunate to hear that Zambia is not prepared for the covid-19 vacation.
This is a clear indication of lack leadership and wrong priorities. Mean while Lungu is so obsessed with returning power at all cost, to come and waste our time again. What is urgent covid-19 or cyber bill?
This guy is an interesting piece of work. How do you compare the cyber laws in those countries without even reading them first. The fact they have has nothing to do with the substance in those laws. In fact, just a short while from now you will be crying foul over the same law you are supporting. Mambala. Those brown envelopes yaza sila. Muziganizila ku sogolo… you think you will never a victim ka? We shall see… Awe noti iwe Saulos; you have always been a victim!
‘Vioneni vi masilu,’ Rupiah Banda once said. Then, we voted for them and he cried for us. Now we can see why.
THESE LAWS ARE DESIGNED TO PROTECT THOSE IN CORRIDORS OF POWER FROM BEING CONFRONTED WITH THE TRUTH. THE GOVT IS DESIGNING THESE LAWS TO INHIBIT PEOPLE FROM GENUINLY CRITICISING GOVT BUT WHILE THESE LAWS ARE BEING MADE TO PROTECT THE POWERFUL PEOPLE IN THE GOVERNMENT WHAT LAWS ARE BEING FORMULATED TO STIFFENED TO PROTECT THE RESOURCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA FROM PLUNDER BY THOSE IN POWER THEREBY FORCING PEOPLE INTO MORE POVERTY?
Well, those with some commonalities, we have different infrastructures varying from countries to countries. cyber crimes are also business as well as hobbies for others. Yet to be assent into law bill may help reduce risk of cyber crimes when it is smart,relevant,inclusive, protect privacy, forward looking, proactive, well equipped and penalties imposed are both monetary and administrative and must be felt by violators. Social media abuse is common phenomena.
Yes, it is a good bill. Now people will be more alert and behave responsibly on the social media platform.
Wonder why Hichilema is opposing the Cybersecurity Bill??? It has nothing to do with politics.
People need to understand that the bill will benefit the entire Zambians. Many countries have already enacted Cyber laws, then why not Zambia.
The way Hichilema and his media team spread lies about Bill-10 across the country. The same way they are spreading nonsense about the passed bill. HH is a selfish man, he has nothing to do with the people of this country. He just wants to fulfill his evil selfish agenda.
We all need to understand that HH wants to sabotage the Cybersecurity bill in the name of freedom of expression. Once the bill becomes a law then fake media houses will not able to spread fake news, videos, and images to defame PF. And HH doesn’t want that to happen.
All the fake videos and images of PF cadres displaying huge money were suddenly stopped as soon as Parliament passed the bill. We don’t have to say more…we are all smart enough to think, who is the mastermind behind this…
Hichilema is trying harder to spreading negativity about the Cybersecurity bill. But, this time his evil plans will not succeed. The majority of Zambians are in support of the bill, let HH do whatever he wants.
Many supporting the bill have not read the bill.Your passwords can be intercepted including banking passwords.Your money can be easily be stolen.You can be searched without a warrant.
Yes Cyper Security bill but not in the present form.It can be easily be abused by those in power especially in election year.
By the way it can allow the internet to be shut.
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