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Pornography, racism and genocide: cybercrime laws discussed in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland, Alert-Update August 30 2013 If two consenting adults send each other naked photos of themselves, should they be charged under criminal law? What is the definition of child pornography? How do you defend yourself against such a charge? What kind of language would “lower the reputation” or hurt your feelings? And what does it … Continue reading

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Data Protection legislation on its way to Swazi parliament

MISA-Swaziland, Alert-Upate August 30 2013 Draft data protection and privacy legislation is being discussed at a two-day workshop in Swaziland, a small land-locked kingdom in southern Africa. The workshop is hosted by the ministry of information communication and technology, in partnership with the ministry of justice and constitutional affairs, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and the European Union. About 40 … Continue reading

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We must protect our children from pests on social networks: Swaziland drafting cybercrime laws

MISA-Swaziland Alert August 30 2013 Three pieces of model SADC law on cybercrime are being “transposed” into local Swaziland legislation at a two-day workshop in the landlocked southern African kingdom. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has developed model law – template legislation that countries can use as a guide when drafting their own pieces … Continue reading