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Crowne: The problem with the Cybercrime Bill and why journalists are right to be afraid

“The ‘formal’ effect of the provision would seemingly not criminalise investigative journalism, whereas the ‘substantive’ and practical effect would in fact stifle investigative journalism and journalistic independence as a whole. Democratic discourse could be severely trammelled.” Senior lecturer (Mona) and barrister Dr Emir Crowne, BA, LLB, LLM, LLM, PhD, LEC, …

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MATT concerned by Faris’ “worrisome” Cybercrime Bill; potential to criminalise journalists

“MATT remains deeply troubled that the Cybercrime Bill has retained its potential to criminalise professional journalists working in the public interest. “While MATT follows the argument that the redrafted Clause 8 of the Cybercrime Bill introduces layers of proof—intentionally, without lawful excuse, justification—to be satisfied by a complainant in order …

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MATT: Cyber Crime Bill could imprison journalists and whistleblowers

The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) has condemned the Cyber Crime Bill 2014, which threatens to criminalise journalists, whistleblowers and members of the public who receive, gain access to or share “computer data from another person knowing that the other person has obtained the computer data through unauthorised means.” …

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Tim declares war on cybercriminals; the ones he doesn’t know

Education Minister Tim Goopeesingh declared yesterday’s leak of SEA results to be tantamount to a cybercrime and promised to put National Security Minister Jack Warner on the trail. Wired868 cannot confirm that Warner is already preparing the army and police service for a surprise raid on the alleged rogue employee …

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Dial violates Dangerous Dog Lovers Act; Facebook police alerted

Prominent COP member Nalini Dial’s assertion, via Facebook, that San Fernando Mayor Marlene Coudray’s alleged mistreatment of stray dogs was somehow responsible for the disappearance of her daughter, Michelle Coudray-Greaves, prompted outrage within Government circles and from the public at large as well as the mysterious Facebook Police Squad. Nalini …

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Police corner Facebook taggers… Criminals are next

Ever tagged anyone on Facebook without asking first? Please turn yourself in at the nearest Police Station. Wired868 exaggerates only slightly; Police Service public information officer, Sgt Wayne Mystar, conceded yesterday that a solitary tag might be overlooked as some people “make mistakes.” More than one, though, and you can …

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