Submission: Oral submission on the Cybercrimes Bill [B6B-2017]
Forum: National Council of Provinces of the Parliament of South Africa
Date: 12 November 2019
Submission overview: Power Singh Inc.’s Avani Singh presented an oral submission to the National Council of Provinces on the Cybercrimes Bill. The submission was made on behalf of Media Monitoring Africa. The submission focused on the following key issues: the need for the publication of the socio-economic impact assessment; the importance of a rights-based approach in the context of cybercrimes; the provisions relating to malicious communications; the incorporation of the best interests of the child; the proposed inclusion of a public interest override; and the establishment of an inter-departmental steering committee.