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CYBER BILL MEANT TO PROTECT CITIZENS, SAYS MINISTER

THE proposed Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Bill of 2021 is not targeted at individuals or the political oppositions but is aimed at protecting the citizenry, says Central Province Minister Sydney Mushanga.

Mr. Mushanga said this at the launch of Oracle One Marital Services (OOMS), a Faith-Based Organisation.

He charged that social media is supposed to be used properly for the good of humanity and to better people’s lives and strengthen marriages.

The Minister said he was affected to hear that one of the causes of divorces in the country was the improper use of social media.

He pointed out that social media is supposed to be used properly for the good of humanity and to better people’s lives and strengthen marriages.

Mr. Mushanga said it is for this reason that government has taken to parliament the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Bill of 2021 to advance the proper use of social media.

He added that once passed into law, it will be difficult for people who are in the habit of misusing the social media space to continue doing so.

He meanwhile dispelled assertions by some sections of society that the impending law is targeted at the opposition.

“And I think that is good for the state and it is not targeted at anyone or the opposition. If the opposition is progressive, if the opposition has nothing to fear, then there is no need to worry,” he said.

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