Anti-Cyber Crime Law
The project is designed to formulate a law that fights crimes consequent to abuse of IT, computer, and the internet. This could be carried out through establishment of a mechanism that limit incidence of such crimes. The law should define the crimes, assign punitive actions for each crime or violation, and determine the party with the jurisdiction to handle such abuses and enforce the punishments. This way the law will be able to achieve the following:
- maintain information security.
- promote further increases in employment of computers and networks.
- safeguard the intellectual rights of the legal use of computers and networks.
- safeguard public interest, morals, and communal values.
The draft law was completed pending final approval expected in the second half of the year 1427H.