IS CYBER SEARCH AND SEIZURE UNDER THE CYBERCRIMES AND CYBERSECURITY BILL CONSISTENT WITH THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ACT?
Keywords:search and seizure, right to privacy, cyberspace, cybercrimes
The focus of this note is to analyze whether the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill provides a harmonization between search and seizure and the constitutional right to privacy. This will be achieved by discussing the State powers of search and seizure in cyberspace vis-à-vis the right to privacy as envisaged in the Protection of Personal Information Act. Further, this note investigates whether the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill achieves the purpose of combatting cybercrimes without the infringement of the right to privacy. Subsequently, the article provides plausible recommendations on how the State should lawfully conduct searches and seizures of articles related to cybercrimes.
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