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 Wednesday, 11 July 2007

The Ugandan Government is finalising new cyber laws aimed at protecting computer users from cyber crime, including personal intrusion, national security, fraud and con activities.

"Liberalised information can lead to unwanted uses and usage leading to cyber crime. It is necessary to have legal infrastructure within which the technologies can be used. There are three bills which have been drafted, the Electronics Transactions Bill, Digital Signatures Bill and the Computer Misuse Bill," the information and communications technology minister, Ham Mulira, explained.

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