Commentary series: Cybersecurity and Cybercrimes Bill

Commentary series: Cybersecurity and Cybercrimes Bill

The Centre for Law and Technology Development and MISA Zimbabwe bring to you a commentary series on the third draft of the proposed Cybersecurity and Cybercrimes Bill (2017)

This analysis comes on the backdrop of fast-paced technological developments in the country during the past two years and the reality of the expansion of and utilisation of the Information Communication Technologies and the internet in Zimbabwe for everyday communication and transaction demands. This has resulted in the apparent need for the revision of the majority of laws in Zimbabwe to cater for the changed information and communications sector.

The absence of a holistic, rights focused internet regulatory framework in the country continues to create confusion and the stretching of application of the existing laws beyond their intended purposes. This should be considered against several historical and contextual developments in Zimbabwe.

The installments of the series are available for download on the MISA Zimbabwe e-resource located here:

The four installments can be downloaded from here:

Issue 1: Why cybercrime and cybersecurity? 

Issue 2: Social media threat to cybersecurity?

Issue 3: Definitions of Terms

Issue 4: Definition of Terms (Part II)

For more information a copy of the Cybersecurity and Cybercrimes Bill visit MISA Zimbabwe’s e-resource centre on :




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