Introduction to the Cybercrimes Act of 2020


  • To create offences which have a bearing on cybercrime;
  • to criminalise the disclosure of data messages which are harmful and to provide for interim protection orders; to further regulate jurisdiction in respect of cybercrimes;
  • to further regulate the powers to investigate cybercrimes; to further regulate aspects relating to mutual assistance in respect of the investigation of cybercrimes;
  • to provide for the establishment of a designated Point of Contact;
  • to further provide for the proof of certain facts by affidavit;
  • to impose obligations to report cybercrimes;
  • to provide for capacity building;
  • to provide that the Executive may enter into agreements with foreign States to promote measures aimed at the detection, prevention, mitigation and investigation of cybercrimes;
  • to delete and amend provisions of certain laws;
  • and to provide for matters connected therewith.