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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Parliament passes Computer Misuse (Amendment) Bill, 2022

Parliament has passed the Computer Misuse (Amendment) Bill, 2022.

MP Moses Magogo, the Chairperson of ICT Committee said that the  Bill is meant to enhance the enjoyment of the right to privacy of an individual that could be infringed through the abuse of online and social media platforms.

The bill now awaits the President  to assent to it in order to be enacted into a law.

Once approved, the new law will among others enhance the protection of children and prohibit the sending or sharing of information that promotes hatred.

MP Gorreth Namugga, the Shadow Minister for Technology in her minority report , asked Parliament to withdraw the bill describing it as a duplication of the existing laws and delimits the freedom of press.

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