Computer Misuse Act 2011 (Act No. 2 of 2011)
This makes provision for the safety and security of electronic transactions and information systems. It makes provision for the safety and security of electronic transactions and information systems; prevent unlawful access, abuse or misuse of information systems by including computers (and electronic devices like mobile phones ) and make provision for securing the conduct of electronic transactions in a trustworthy electronic environment and to provide for other related matters.
- The Act takes cognizance of the fact that all computer operations are susceptible to computer crimes and our current legal system does not recognize computer crimes thus the importance of a legislation to provide for computer crimes.
- It creates several computer misuse offences e.g. unauthorized modification of computer material
- Lays down mechanisms for investigation and prosecution of the offences.