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Legislation

Legislation

Mauritius: Cybersecurity Bill

The Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation (TCI), Deepak Balgobin, announced that the Cybersecurity Bill will be introduced to the National Assembly of Mauritius as parliament resumes on the 3rd of November 2020

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Drive slow, drive safe & don't receive penalties

Lately I noticed a strong presence of police officers, particularly on roads through sugar cane fields, right after a round-about, where visibility of an officer would be poor from several metres away

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

New legislation to replace the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act in Mauritius

The latest Cabinet decisions, of 24 July 2020, mention the Cabinet's approval for the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation to issue instructions to the Attorney General's office for repealing the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act in order to draft a new a legislation that meets with

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Facebook user in Mauritius arrested for calling Member of Parliament a "dirtbag" in her timeline post

Since amendments were made to the ICT Act of Mauritius, politicians, mainly Members of the National Assembly have grown "sensitive" to comments made about them on social media and they show almost zero tolerance to critics that might contain harsh words

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Ministry of Commerce removes the price control over certain products

As per the cabinet decisions published on the Prime Minister Office's website, the cabinet has "noted" that cases of abusive prices has decreased and thus cabinet decided to remove certain products from the price control

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Why the COVID-19 Bill is nothing new?

Just my 2 cents as regards the new COVID-19 Bill. When you compare the COVID-19 Bill to the complexity of the Biometric Identity Case [1] back in 2014, you will understand that, this is a futile battle

Nirvan Pagooah

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Mauritius

Are people abusing the ICT Act of Mauritius?

The ICT Act of Mauritius was amended in 2018 and it made a specific section of the legislation more ambiguous than before. Section 46 of the Act describes the offences under that legislation. The amendment introduced words such as humiliation, distress and anxiety to the list of "inconveniences"

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Workshop on Model Law Access to Information

It's the second workshop around the subject "Freedom of Information" that I attended within less than six months. The first being last December by the United States Embassy.

Ish Sookun

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Mauritius

Freedom of Information Act. When?

Last Friday the U.S Embassy organized a workshop on "what would a model of Freedom of Information Act look like for Mauritius". I attended as a member of the Mauritius Internet Users, and introduced myself as a System Administrator at La Sentinelle and a member of the ICT Advisory Council.

Ish Sookun

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