How cybercrime laws are used to silence dissent in Middle East | Middle East | News and analysis of events in the Arab world | DW

Irina Baranova

The battlefield is gruesome, global and growing — cyberattacks have become a dangerous threat to governments, people and institutions all over the world. In response, around 80% of the world’s countries have implemented cybercrime legislation, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. But in some Arab countries, these […]

Syria’s cyber-crime law aims to breed fear | Haid Haid

Irina Baranova

After months of rumours, the Syrian regime recently passed far-reaching cyber-crime legislation that goes beyond what is necessary to keep the internet safe. Despite tackling issues like cyber-bullying and fraud, the most serious legal and financial penalties introduced by the new legislation are reserved for those who criticise the president, […]

US Passes Law Requiring Better Cybercrime Data Collection

Irina Baranova

Cybercrime , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Incident & Breach Response DOJ, FBI Tasked With Compiling Detailed Stats, Developing Taxonomy to Sort Data Prajeet Nair (@prajeetspeaks) • May 6, 2022     President Biden signed a bipartisan bill to strengthen law enforcement cybercrime statistics. (Source: Wikipedia) U.S. President Joe Biden […]

Pakistan: New cybercrime law threatens to to stifle social media dissent | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

Irina Baranova

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government recently passed a cybercrime ordinance that prescribes a punishment up to five years in jail for posting “fake news” about government officials, the military and judiciary on social media. Human rights groups have said the Prevention of Electronic Crimes (Amendment) Ordinance 2022 is merely […]

Ex-Manhattan DA Vance Joins Baker McKenzie as Cybercrime Chief

Irina Baranova

Cyrus Vance Jr., the former Manhattan District Attorney who prosecuted Harvey Weinstein and investigated former President Donald Trump, has joined global law firm Baker McKenzie where he’ll advise clients on cybersecurity issues. Vance left the Manhattan prosecutor’s office in December after 12 years, deciding against running for a fourth term. […]