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Police want more online activities criminalised
2013-02-25 10:05:52 | (0 Comments)
The police have recommended that the Cyber Crimes Act be changed to criminalise certain online activities and to allow for harsher fines for convicted offenders.
In a submission to the Parliamentary Committee considering changes to the Cyber Crimes Act, the police have proposed that it be made an offence to stalk someone over the internet.
They also want to criminalise making threatening remarks online and engaging in cyber terrorism.
The police are also recommending that it be made illegal for someone to indiscriminately send unsolicited bulk messages to another person’s email address.
This is commonly called spamming.
The police say through spamming, unscrupulous persons spread computer viruses or other malicious software.
Police investigators have recommended that identity theft and the theft of data be criminalised.
They also want corporate entities who fail to report breaches of the cyber crime legislation to be penalised.
The police have recommended increased fines for persons and businesses who fail to put a password or pass code on their internet.
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