TARAWA (RADIO KIRIBATI) — The Kiribati Parliament has passed and enacted the  

Cybercrime Bill 2021 after its first reading in April and second reading on 23 August 2021, now known as the Cybercrime Act 2021.

A statement from the Ministry of Information, Communications, Transport and Tourism Development (MICTTD) said the new Act provides provisions for criminal offences and penalties to ensure that those committing such offences using computers, mobile phones and the internet will be met with the full brunt of the law.

The new Act will protect the people from cyber criminals and create a safer digital space for all I-Kiribati.

The Attorney General Office of the Australian Government and the Council of Europe have provided technical advice and support for this newly introduced Kiribati law on cybercrime. The Cybercrime Act 2021 is one of the Government of Kiribati obligations as it plans to ratified the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.

The establishment of this Cybercrime legislation brings Kiribati closer to becoming a party to the Budapest Conventions on Cybercrime Alongside European countries, the United States, Australia, Tonga and others to have domesticated the Conventions into their national Laws…. PACNEWS

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