Cambodia To Draft Law on Cybercrime

Cambodia’s Ministry of Justice is planning to draft a law on cybercrime to ensure order and safety for information technology users as well as to enhance the freedom of speech and press freedom.

The plan was revealed here early this week during the meeting between Minister of Justice H.E. Ang Vong Vathana and H.E. William A. Heidt, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia.

The ministry will cooperate with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in drafting the law, under the support of the U.S., Mr. Chin Malin, a Spokesperson at the Ministry of Justice, told reporters after the meeting.

To ensure the effectiveness of this draft law, senior officials of the Ministry of Justice and other relevant ministries will pay a working visit to Washington D.C. in July to learn more and draw experience from cybercrime law drafting process in the U.S., underlined the spokesperson.

The U.S. ambassador expressed his pleasure to cooperate with the Cambodian Ministry of Justice in building capacity of Cambodian cybercrime law enforcement officers, emphasized Mr. Chin Malin.

 

Source: AKP