The 2013 Nigerian CyberCrime Bill

The bill seeks to give security agencies the right to conduct surveillance on telecommunication companies and individuals, as well as mandate the companies to release their user data to the agencies.
In other words, telecom companies will be making available users’ personal e-mails, text messages, voice mails, e.t.c. to security agencies with a view to facilitating criminal investigations.
The Cybercrime Bill 2013, which is now before the House of Representatives, also proposes the death sentence for persons who hack into the Critical National Information Infrastructure or computer networks resulting in loss of lives. The bill defines Critical National Information Infrastructure as “certain computer systems, networks and information infrastructure vital to the national security of Nigeria or the economy and social well-being of its citizens.”
However, where there is no loss of lives but the offender causes “grievous bodily injury” to another person, the bill recommends a prison term of not less than 15 years. Using any computer network for terrorism purposes also attracts life sentence.
The bill also frowns on child pornography, as it imposes a 10-year jail term for offenders, or a fine of N20 million, or both. The bill criminalises the use of force to engage children in sexual activities. Offenders are liable to conviction of 10 years imprisonment or a fine of N15m.

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