Legislating repression: Libya’s new cybercrime law

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Global Voices

The laws passed by legislatives on October 26 are seen to restrain digital rights. Source from SMEX. This piece was originally published on November 12 by SMEX. This edited version is published as part of a partnership with the Global Voices. On October 26, 2021, the Libyan House of Representatives passed a “Cybercrime Law”, one day after approving the “E-Transactions Law.” In practice, cybercrime laws in the region only serve those in power. These laws are often repressive and impose many restrictions on freedom of expression while legitimizing government control and censorship. This new Liby…

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