The Cyber Crime, Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill of 2019 was passed by president Emerson Mnangagwa’s cabinet this week, an important step towards it becoming law. It still has to be debated and approved by parliament, where Mnangagwa’s ruling Zanu PF party has a majority.
The bill has been criticized for infringing on civil liberties and there are fears from rights and democracy campaigners it could also help the government to snoop on the private communications of citizens.
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