ZP announce plan to fight cybercrime

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The Zambia Police Service has announced plans to use local and international legal provisions to pursue the authors and publishers of rampant cybercrimes in the country.

The Police intend to pursue cybercrimes that are criminal, libelous, defamatory, treasonous and seditious in nature.

Police Spokesperson Charity Munganga-Chanda has told Qfm in a statement that the resolve to fight cybercrime follows the rise in the number of reported cases ranging from identity theft, hacking, cyber-trespass, pornography and misuse of internet services such as emails.

Ms. Chanda says the Police also find it unfortunate that some unscrupulous people have taken advantage of the cyberspace to commit crimes on the internet through defamatory comments and remarks posted on websites especially through electronic media in the name of press freedom which end up infringing on a number of state security provisions.

She says this is why the Police will employ local, regional and international legal provisions to pursue the authors and publishers of such criminal, libelous, defamatory, treasonous and seditious statements and bring them to book.

And the police Spokesperson has advised parents and guardians to step up efforts at household level to educate their children on the dangers of such vices and internet misuse.

Ms. Chanda says so far, other investigations into the identities of the perpetrators of such crimes are underway and that the police intend to expose all people involved in these malicious and borderline treacherous activities hiding behind the anonymity of the internet.

She has further encouraged all well meaning Zambians to report cyber incidences of criminal nature to the Police.

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