The Bahamas - Computer Misuse Act of 2006


Below is an outline of the Computer Misuse Act - 2006 of The Bahamas. If you’re a member, then you can log into our Digital Library and view it in your browser using the email address you signed up with. PS. Only members can successfully log in.

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  1. Short title.
  2. Interpretation.
  3. Unauthorised access to computer material.
  4. Access with intent to commit or facilitate commission of offence.
  5. Unauthorised modification of computer material.
  6. Unauthorised use or interception of computer service.
  7. Unauthorised obstruction of use of computer.
  8. Unauthorised disclosure of access code.
  9. Enhanced punishment for offences involving protected computers.
  10. Incitement, abetments and attempts punishable as full offences.
  11. Territorial scope of offences under this Act.
  12. Commencement of proceedings.
  13. Order for payment of compensation.
  14. Saving for investigations.
  15. Police powers.
  16. Power of police officer to access computer and data.
  17. Forfeiture.


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This article was contributed by Jason Jacobs from Guyana. Jason is a member of the Caribbean CSPA. 

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