Bahrain: Cyber Crime Law Amendments Being Considered

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Bahrain: Cyber Crime Law Amendments Being Considered

Al Watan, 10 March 2022: The Foreign Affairs, Defence and National Security Committee of Bahrain’s Parliament has discussed proposed amendments to the Kingdom’s Cyber Crimes Law.

The proposed amendment would add a new Article to Bahrain Law No. 60/2014 criminalising insult, slander, and violating the reputations of others by misusing information technology,

The Committee examined the feedback of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee, the Interior Ministry and the Justice, Islamic Affairs and Waqf Ministry.

Following their examination of the feedback, the Committee decided to approve the draft law.

They also approved reducing the minimum fine for the related violations to 5,000 Dinars instead of 50,000 Dinars. For full story, click here.

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Benjamin Filaferro