Cybercrime Bill to boost investor confidence

The Cybercrime Bill 2020 has been passed by parliament. The Bill is a step towards ensuring that cyber technology is utilized as it should and at the same time it does not impede Fiji’s efforts towards social, economic, and political development. Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, the Bill seeks to give effect to the Budapest Convention by providing a comprehensive and …

A New Standard for Pacific Cybercrime Legislation

In 2016, the government of Vanuatu was rushing to address what was seen by politicians and senior bureaucrats as a rising tide of increasingly intemperate talk, bullying and unwanted information on the internet. This coincided with a global effort by the executive of the International Telecommunications Union, or ITU. Without a mandate from its members, it set out to create a …