Morocco introduces new cybercrime laws – Middle East Monitor

Moroccan Justice Minister Abdellatif Wehbe said the ministry was working to introduce new legal requirements aimed at tackling cybercrimes, especially those targeting women and children.

He explained that as part of ensuring compatibility with international standards, in particular the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, the Ministry of Justice, as part of its extensive review of the Criminal Law and criminal procedure, included a set of important developments, in particular relating to the rules of research and investigation of cybercrime.

The Moroccan minister pointed out that the digital transformation has posed many challenges and threats mainly related to the risks arising from computer crime and other aspects of compromising the digital security of citizens, especially in light of the significant increase in the number online users.

Moroccan Al-Ousboue Assahafi The newspaper said a law that criminalizes and punishes all behavior that affects automated data processing systems has been introduced.

In recent years, Morocco has witnessed numerous cases of blackmailing of young men and women by people who take advantage of explicit photos or videos to demand money.

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