Par­lia­ment’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions com­mit­tee approves cy­ber­crimes bill

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The Egyp­tian Par­lia­ment’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions and IT com­mit­tee ap­proved on Mon­day a 45-ar­ti­cle cy­ber­crime bill in prepa­ra­tion for its dis­cus­sion in a ple­nary ses­sion.

Head of the com­mit­tee, Ni­dal El-Said, said that the com­mit­tee ap­proved all the ar­ti­cles of the law, in­clud­ing ar­ti­cles 30 and 37,which were de­ferred.

He added that the com­mit­tee is now pre­par­ing its re­port on the bill to be sent to Par­lia­ment Speaker Ali Ab­del Aal to be dis­cussed dur­ing a ple­nary ses­sion in par­lia­ment.

Ar­ti­cle 30 of the law states that im­pris­on­ment of at least one year and a fine of EGP 20,000-200,000, or one of them, shall be im­posed on any in­di­vid­u­als found to ad­miniser web­sites, e-mails, ac­counts, or in­for­ma­tion sys­tems that com­mit any of the crimes stip­u­lated in the law.

More­over, an im­pris­on­ment of six months and/or a fine of at least EGP 10,000 and a max­i­mum of EGP 100,000 will be im­posed on ad­min­is­tra­tors of web­sites, ac­counts, e-mails, or in­for­ma­tion sys­tems whose neg­li­gence led to the oc­cur­rence of the crimes stip­u­lated in the law or for not tak­ing the nec­es­sary mea­sures and pre­cau­tions men­tioned in the ex­ec­u­tive reg­u­la­tions.

Mean­while, ar­ti­cle 37 pun­ishes ac­tual ad­min­is­tra­tors, if proven to be aware of the crimes or hav­ing fa­cil­i­tated the im­ple­men­ta­tion of them for some­one else, with the same pun­ish­ment for per­pe­tra­tors in cases where any of the of­fenses set forth in the law are com­mit­ted un­der the name and ac­count of the le­gal per­son.

The com­mit­tee is now pre­par­ing its re­port on the bill to be sent to Par­lia­ment Speaker Ali Ab­del Aal to be dis­cussed dur­ing a ple­nary ses­sion in par­lia­ment

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