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President Edgar Lungu has assented into law the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Bill of 2021. President Lungu signed the bill into law on Tuesday, 23rd March 2021 and said he is hopeful that the law will bring sanity to the usage of the internet in Zambia. The President said the law is meant purely […]

PANOS Institute Southern Africa and Bloggers of Zambia have today launched a project dubbed “fighting misinformation and promoting democracy in Zambia” with the aim of helping to provide correct information. The project which will be implemented with the help of the German Embassy in Zambia aims at ensuring that correct information is disseminated on various […]

The Independent Broadcasting Authority has directed all broadcasting stations against requesting their callers to reveal personal information such as National Registration Card numbers whether in part or full, mobile and full names, during live promotional programmes on air. Josephine Mapoma, the IBA Director General says the revelation of such details poses a security risk to […]

Demand for virtual private networks in Hong Kong surged more than six-fold last Thursday as Beijing proposed tough new national security laws for the financial hub, reflecting concerns over internet privacy, according to a VPN provider. Atlas VPN said installations of the tool that helps people bypass web restrictions surged again on Friday, up more […]

The Zambia Police Service has seen an increase in Cyber related financial crimes where fraudsters have taken advantage of increased online financial transaction services during this period of COVID–19 and are swindling unsuspecting members of the public. Esther Katongo, the Zambia Police Spokesperson says in the past three weeks, 56 reports were recorded in which […]