Cybercrimes Law amended by Senate, sent to Lower House

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AMMAN— After going through proposed changes, the Cybercrimes Law has been passed by the Senate with amendments and is now headed to the Lower House for consideration and final approval.

On Tuesday, the Senate introduced modifications to Articles 15, 16, and 17 of the law, empowering the judiciary to impose imprisonment, fines, or both, instead of the previous dual punishment system. Additionally, the fine for personal defamation has been reduced to range between JD5,000 to JD20,000, as reported by Al-Mamlaka TV.

Meanwhile, the fine for Article 16 has been revised, with the maximum amount reduced from JD50,000 to JD20,000, and the minimum amount decreased by more than 75 percent, from JD20,000 to JD5,000.

The law will return to the Lower House for final approval after passing the Senate the following Tuesday. If the Lower House does not agree with the revised amendments introduced by the Senate, a joint session where deputies and senators will vote. اضافة اعلان



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