21 Sep 2016

Lack of awareness breeds mistrust in PNG cyber-crime laws

From , 5:05 am on 21 September 2016

A lack of awareness around Papua New Guinea's newly passed cyber-crime laws is breeding mistrust among some bloggers and social media commentators in the country.

PNG's Cybercrime Act which was passed in parliament last month seeks to control things like spam, hacking, forgery and computer fraud.

However the law also criminalises defamation and and Koroi Hawkins reports it appears to carry severe penalties for many offences.

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Photo: RNZ/ Koro Vaka'uta