Sun. Apr 18th, 2021



The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority -ZICTA- says there is need to strengthen laws on cyber security, in order to curb cyber-bullying.

ZICTA Consumer Protection and Compliance Manager, Edgar Mlauzi says the Electronic Communication and Transaction Act of 2009, has some lacunas, which must be addressed.

Mr. Mlauzi says the Lacunas have since been addressed under the proposed Amendment Bill.

He has said this in Choma, Southern province, at a cyber-bullying awareness campaign mounted by ZAF Fighter Jet Pilot, Captain Thokozile Muwamba, who is on a Lusaka-to-Livingstone walk against the vice.

Mr. Mlauzi has disclosed that over 3-thousand 7-hundred and 50 cyber related crimes were recorded last year.

Meanwhile, Captain Muwamba has urged parents to monitor the usage of internet among their children which She says has increased due to the introduction of online teaching and learning.

And Cyber Hygiene Proprietor, Captain Solomon Shakele aid the cyber abuse awareness campaign walk the team is undertaking from Lusaka to Livingstone, should not be politicised.

Published at Thu, 25 Feb 2021 08:17:00 +0000

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