Aug 14 2012
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Law On E-Crimes Eyed To Regulate Social Networks
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 14
The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers will look into a study for appropriate legislation to prepare e-crimes law and act to regulate the social networking websites, reports Al-Rai daily quoting an official source.
The source pointed out a government team comprising officials from the ministries of Justice, Interior and Communications is currently working on the law.
The source pointed out according to the Ministry of Interior statistics organized e-crimes exists in Kuwait whose sources are difficult to be traced.
Such crimes can be explained as attempts to tamper with the security of Kuwait and cause harm to the freedom of expression guaranteed in the Constitution and the law, disrupt social fabric and religious invariables.
The source pointed out the Legal Committee affiliated to the Cabinet will give finishing touches to the draft law soon after the Eid al-Fitr holidays and will also address the three ministries for their opinions and then refer the draft law to the Fatwa and Legislation Department.
The source indicated a large number of teenagers aged between 14 and 16 years will fall into the prohibited legal status in terms of abusing religion and faiths, which can cost them their future through lack of awareness and family control.
The source added the law includes the national, social, ethical, and religious objectives, and how to preserve and protect the young against several negative cultures such as promoting rumors, libel and defamation. These are negative habits and the law will ensure an end of this phenomenon.
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