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Kampyongo happy with the soon to be enacted Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Bill

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Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo has expressed happiness that the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Bill will soon be enacted into Law. Hon Kampyongo said during a briefing in Lusaka today that only wrong doers should be scared of the Bill.

He stressed that that the Bill “purely” intends to protect citizens and not supress their liberties. The minister noted that some people are being swindled by criminals online.

“That is why it is pleasing now that the long awaited for Cyber Security Bill which went through Parliament will become piece of Law. And like I have said before, the only ones who should be scared and concerned about that piece of the legislature are wrong doers, Law Breakers, criminals because cyber space has become such a complicated,” he said.

“I went in Japan a few days ago where I found complaints of some of our citizens who have been duped by scammers who have opened websites as car dealers. And they receive money from people and when it comes to receiving the motor vehicles some people have had to lose their money, hard earned money after serving. So we are trying to collaborate as a global village, to ensure that no wrong doer using cyber space has got sanctuary anywhere. What we are doing here is exactly what is obtaining in any other progressing country. You need to have cyber space that is safe for all the citizens.”

He said those in the habit of transmitting hate speech and stripping other people’s liberties will be caught in the law. The minister however urged the media to understand the Bill so that they disseminate accurate information about it.

Hon Kampyongo said government has a duty to protect its citizens from those abusing the cyber space.

“While other people are working hard to succeed in their businesses other are working hard to steal from them. Now we have so many electronic transactions. People can transact on their phones and people can be swindles on their phones,” he said.

“And if we don’t provide the legal framework that will make those that are swindling others punishable and get the electronic evidence submitted in the courts of Law, it means we are not responsible and caring for the people. So every government must care for its people and protect them. That is what we are trying to do with that piece of the legislation. Purely to protect the citizens and their liberties.”

29 COMMENTS

  1. There is a lot of conflation going on here. Anyway, Saulosi, keep that door open. Soon as signature yacitika tizasinta ma ujeni ya pa Internet ya ku Zed. I am telling you.

  2. ENACT IT AT YOUR OWN PERIL
    CYBER SECURITY IS NOT A POLITICAL TOOL AS YOU INTEND TO USE IT
    ITS TO SAFE GAURD FROM HACKERS GAINING ACCESS TO COMPANIES AND AND PERSONAL INFO FROM INDIVIDUALS

  3. You see no one is commenting on LT anymore. They are terrified. Too bad for “bundle” sellers, Zamtel will run on loss.
    No free Wi-Fi to be provided by PF mayor Sampa. Sampa has been saved by Cyber bill.

  4. Only criminals and UPND cadres who insult and spread hate speech should be scared. Kampyongo still has five more years to serve since the opposition has failed to provide an alternative.

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  5. Laws already exist to address hate and tribal speech no action is taken.Theft of money on mobile platforms occurs daily, little action is taken, usually the response from networks is poor,ZICTA toll free number never. answers.Can the Zambian Cyber security bill track and convict international scammers?
    We wait and see.

  6. What have you done about this simple case, where a video in which UPND Kalulushi Candidate Evaristo Mwalilino’s  driver revealed how Hakainde Hichilema and Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba’s Kalulushi Constituency  votes where concealed went viral after it was aired on Prime TV.
    In the video, Wanna Chiyanga is confessing that his boss Mwalilino was given K21000, K360 000 for 21,966 votes and dropping the election petition respectively.
    He disclosed that former President Rupiah Banda, former Information Minister Kapamba Mulenga and axed PF Deputy Chairperson for Elections Kelvin Fube Bwalya (KBF) and Mwalilino were heavily involved in the scheme of things.

  7. HOW MUCH HAS IT COST MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS TO KEEP ON “HARASSING” YOUR BROTHER HH (ONE OF THE HIGHEST TAX PAYERS)?

  8. Another Ethiopia or Russia .We have stopped commenting .we just need to use symbols to communicate.However when we win we use the same law to arrest them.

  9. I m happy too that lusaka times is putting it to practice by moderating evil upnd diasporans. Thank you

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  10. KAIZER IM PLEASED YOU ARE HAPPY FOR ONCE PLEASE ENJOY IT FOR THE NEXT FEW MONTHS
    TO SHOW THERE ARE NO HARD FEELINGS ILL EVEN BUY YOU A DRINK WHEN THE NEW GOVERNMENT TAKES OVER

  11. certain people have the mordecai spirit, such that its one who plots against them that falls into his own trap.

  12. I lived in Japan 7 years ago, when I was approached by an asian man ”mwenye” who said he was a car dealer from Bangladesh. I told him, that I was not there to buy Japanese second-hand cars that are contaminated with nuclear radiation but on a work contract from Europe, where I drive German posh cars

  13. “…I went in Japan a few days ago where I found complaints of some of our citizens who have been duped by scammers who have opened websites as car dealers…..”

    Kapoyongo is misleading people , either on purpose or is ignorant…….

    In Europe people get scamed everyday on the Internet……..you rarely get your money back unless you use PayPal for the transaction…….

    If Europeans and the USA are getting scamed every day, what can kapoyongo do that the most advanced countries are not doing ?????

    This cyber bill is only meant to protect lungu and PF. period.

  14. Kazier Zulu I thought you were clever collection of flesh and bones. How do you know that Lusaka Times is moderating evil upnd diasporans unless you are the one moderating, tell us the truth.

  15. KZ

    If you block LT , I will move my attacks on your corruption to FB where I have 4 different accounts ……….

    FB is more widely read compared to LT. I will attack right at your personal pages……

  16. Fellow Zambians,

    If you are worried about the PF threats to your calling them out on their corruption,

    Just create different FB accounts and vent your anger on their pages, no insults or threats , just the truth about the corruption……

    that is way more effective since FB is read by more Zambians, then this compromised LT…..

    They will have to ban FB.

  17. Lusaka times are subject to zambian regulations. So, as I am in government, I am technically moderating this website by virtue of my position in government.

    Government also works with sites like FB to delete fake news accounts. So go ahead and will also get those deleted. I warned you that no one is owed access to platforms to spew their sweet words. There are rules we have to abide by even where you have human rights or freedoms

  18. Lusaka times are subject to zambian regulations. So, as I am in government, I am technically moderating this website by virtue of my position in government.

    Government also works with sites like FB to delete fayke news accounts. So go ahead and will also get those deleted. I warned you that no one is owed access to platforms to spew their sweet words. There are rules we have to abide by even where you have human rights or freedoms

  19. “He stressed that that the Bill “purely” intends to protect citizens and not supress their liberties. The minister noted that some people are being swindled by criminals online.”LT

    “D.A. Adams campaigned on a platform that included increased transparency around the office’s asset forfeiture practices and is proud to be able to offer the public access to this data which will be published on a yearly basis”

    “Transparency regarding the use of these funds allows for accountability which should apply to all levels of government, including law enforcement,” D.A. Adams said. “I will continue to administer the use of forfeiture funds professionally, lawfully, and in a manner consistent with sound public policy.” Sourced via CRIMEWATCH

  20. “LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. —
    Lancaster County District Attorney Heather Adams has released drug forfeiture records associated with the Lancaster County Drug Task Force.
    Records released Monday include all receipts and expenses for each account related to the DTF between July 2018 through June 2020 and can be found.”

    PF time out. Why always leaving us in suspense.

    “Definition: Suspense is the intense feeling that an audience goes through while waiting for the outcome of certain events. It basically leaves the reader holding their breath and wanting more information.”

    “The minister noted that some people are being swindled by criminals online.”LT

  21. #24  Kaizar Zulu 
    March 16, 2021 At 3:11 pm

    “Akaps you should be ashamed of being a troll on FB. You need to get a life..”

    There’s absolutely no shame is confronting theives like yourself and ka lungu…….how many people have you killed because of your looting ????.

    Will do it everyday of every year……

  22. KZ

    “…Government also works with sites like FB to delete fayke news accounts. So go ahead and will also get those deleted. I warned you that no one is owed access to platforms to spew their sweet words…..”

    Individuals also work with FB to call out looting , thieving goverments against democracy like GRZ……..

    Dont worry about us , we have ways to reach the masses with the truth…..

  23. EVERY BODY USE ALL THE PLATFORMS AVAILABLE TO YOU FACE BOOK AND SUCH ARE NOT CONTROLED BY SOME PUUPET IN STATE HOUSE
    AS IF THESE SITES ARE WORRIED ABOUT LITTLE ZAMBIA HEADING TO THE GARBAGE DUMP

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