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  • Updated: January 17, 2022

Morocco Introduces New Cyber Crime Laws

The Moroccan Minister of Justice, Abdellatif Wehbe has said the ministry is working to introduce new legal requirements aimed at combating cyber crimes, especially those targeting women and children.

He explained on Monday; "It's in the context of ensuring compatibility with international standards, especially the Budapest Convention on cybercrime."

"The Ministry of Justice, as part of its comprehensive review of the Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure has included a set of important developments, especially related to the rules of research and investigation of cybercrime."

The Moroccan Minister added that the digital transformation has posed many challenges and threats mainly related to the risks arising from information crime and other aspects of compromising the digital security of citizens.

According to Moroccan Al-Ousboue Assahafi newspaper, it's said that a law that criminalises and punishes all behaviours that affect automated data processing systems had been introduced.

The Middle East Monitor reports that, in recent years, Morocco has witnessed high cases of blackmail among young men and women by those who take advantage of explicit pictures or videos to demand money and ransom.

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Quadri Adejumo
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