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Cyber Crime bill becomes law

05 November 2014, 11:03

Abuja - Members of the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly have passed the Cyber Crime Bill into law after 10 years, Vanguard reports.

Chairman of the Senate Committee, Senator Umaru Dahiru, while presenting the report before the Senate for consideration and passage said that the bill seeks to provide a legal framework for the implementation and evaluation of response and preventive measures in the fight against cyber crime in line with international best practices.

Also read: Senate criminalises cybercrime, electronic fraud

He said the law has criminalized certain acts and omissions in line with regional and international best practices and provide procedural guidelines for the investigation of such offences.

It would be recalled that in the past 10 years, several bills on cybercrime had been pushed to the National Assembly by the Nigerian Information Technology experts, but none scaled through the final reading on the floor of the Senate.

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