The President has proclaimed the commencement of the lion’s share of the Cybercrimes Act, No 19 of 2020, with effect from the 1st of December 2021.

The sections omitted from commencement are largely related to the implementation of enforcement mechanisms, and are presumably omitted so as to allow the necessary administrative arrangements to be made.

The most significant omission for our clients is section 54 which deals with the obligations of electronic communications service providers and financial institutions to report suspected cybercrimes which are committed using their networks.

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