Cybercrime may worry world leaders to PNG

The man in charge of National Information and Communication Technology Authority said more work is needed to make the Cybercrime Act easy to be implemented.   

 Parliament in 2016 passed the legislation.

Punaha said, NICTA has been working with relevant law enforcement agencies, courts and also the Australia Federal Police to understand the role each agencies will play to implement the Act.   

He also appealed to Internet Service Providers to be part of the working committee.

PNG IXP to complement new cybercrime law

The IXP is a physical location where internet service providers (ISPs) connect to exchange local data traffic with each other via a network switch.

It addresses the issue of high retail internet costs and the quality of service in PNG.

Koni says PNG is moving in the right direction with the new legislation and with the recently launched IXP facility.

The Cybercrime Code Bill 2016 was passed by Parliament on 11 August 2016 and lays the foundation for the investigation and prosecution of offences committed using electronic systems and devices.

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