Jamaica's Cybercrimes Act of 2015

Overview

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Outline

Preliminary

1. Short title
2. Interpretation

Offences

3. Unauthorised access to computer program or data.
4. Access with intent to commit or facilitate commission of offence.
5. Unauthorised modification of computer program or data.
6. Unauthorised interception of computer function or service.
7. Unauthorised obstruction of operation of computer.
8. Computer related fraud or forgery.
9. Use of computer for malicious communication.
10. Unlawfully making available devices or data for commission of offence.
11. Offences relating to protected computers.
12. Inciting, etc.
13. Offences prejudicing investigation.
14. Offences by bodies corporate.
15. Compensation.

Investigation

16. Interpretation and scope of Part III.
17. Preservation of data.
18. Search and seizure warrants.
19. Record of seized material.
20. Forfeiture.
21. Production orders.
22. Jurisdiction.
23. Regulations.
24. Power to amend monetary penalties by order.
25. Review of Act after three years.
26. Repeal of Cybercrimes Act, 2010.
27. Validity of proceedings not affected by repeal.

 

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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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