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Comprehensive Cybersecurity law to be passed soon - Communications Minster

Ursula = Cyber Law Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Communications Minister

Fri, 7 Feb 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Minister for Communications says government is in the process of passing a comprehensive law on Cyber Security which aims to regulate the ethical use of the Internet and protect the safety of Ghanaians online.

"Now we're in the process of passing a comprehensive law on Cyber Security and the Ministry of Information is concerned about the proliferation of fake news items on our social media platforms.

We need to sit down and have a dispassionate conversation particularly with the media, civil society organisations while focusing on individual rights and liberties, we also need to realise that the security of the state is also very paramount"

"Now, your individual freedom ends where mine begins, so you can't say you have a right to do something which will affect me negatively. We all have a competing right and we need to strike an even balance to protect everyone's right," Ursula-Owusu Ekuful said in an with GhanaWeb on Thursday, February 6.

The comprehensive Cybersecurity law is however projected to be in place by the end of this year.

Meanwhile, Dr Albert Antwi-Boasiako, an Advisor at the National Cybersecurity Centre, has revealed that his outfit is working to allay possible infractions in the cyber space ahead of the 2020 elections in December.

"Within the public, what we’re planning is to do is to also promote certain risk awareness as far as electoral interferences are concerned and we also encourage the media to better engage with us to promote some of these issues,” he earlier told reporters.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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