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Libyan Parliament passes law to “combat cyber crime”

Libyan Parliament passes law to “combat cyber crime”

The Libyan House of Representatives on Saturday passed a 53-article law that penalizes cyber crimes.

The law defines cyber crime as “every act committed through the use of computer systems, the international information network, or other information technology means in violation of the provisions of this law.”

Any cyber acts which the full under the scope of the law will be criminalized if it harms the Libyan national interests, whether such acts were committed inside or outside of the country.

Under this law, the Libyan authorities would also be able to sentence people to prison for at least a year or order them to pay 1,000 dinar fine if they “publish or distribute information which incite racism, regionalism or sectarianism that aims to discriminate through the international information network or other electronic means”.