Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill

This Bill was published in the Zimbabwean Government Gazette dated Friday 15th May 2020.

The official explanatory memorandum included with the Bill commences as follows:

CYBER SECURITY AND DATA PROTECTION BILL, 2019
Memorandum

The purpose of this Bill is to consolidate cyber related offences and provide for data protection with due regard to the Declaration of Rights under the Constitution and the public and national interest, to establish a Cyber Security Centre and a Data Protection Authority, to provide for their functions, provide for investigation and collection of evidence of cyber crime and unauthorised data collection and breaches, and to provide for admissibility of electronic evidence for such offences. It will create a technology driven business environment and encourage technological development and the lawful use of technology.

THE FULL TEXT OF THE EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM AND THE BILL CAN BE DOWNLOADED BELOW.

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