Submission: Cybercrimes Bill [B6B-2017]
Forum: Select Committee on Security and Justice of the National Council of Provinces
Date: 8 March 2019
Submission overview: Power Singh Inc. assisted Media Monitoring Africa in preparing a submission to the Select Committee on Security and Justice of the National Council of Provinces on the Cybercrimes Bill B6B-2017. The submission focused on the following key aspects: (i) the need for a socio-economic impact assessment; (ii) proposed amendments to the sections regarding malicious communications; (iii) the constitutional imperative that the best interests of the child must be of paramount importance; (iv) the need for a public interest override; and (v) the proposed establishment of an Interdepartmental Steering Committee on Internet Governance.