Parliamentarians' cyber-crime ideas fears of spying rise over government

February 6, 2018, 8:21pm

Experts and researchers have expressed concern over the limited definition and understanding of cybercrime on the part of law makers which has led them to table ideas likely to impinge on democracy.

As Namibia joined the Safe Internet Day yesterday, Action coalition chairperson and research associate at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Frederico Links says law makers have held cyber-crime as everything to do with revenge porn when the concept was actually broader.

 “Most of our stakeholders do not understand what we are talking about when we talk of cybercrime. They equate it to something like revenge porn. People equate cybercrime with online bullying, they have such a narrow view of these things,” he says.