House speaker stresses cybercrime law importance

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AMMAN — During a meeting on Sunday, Lower House Speaker, Ahmed Safadi, highlighted Parliament's stance in supporting freedom of opinion, expression, and media, and expressed its willingness to welcome constructive criticism aimed at serving the public interest. At the same time, he emphasized the need for tougher penalties and fines to address abusers and extortionists who pose a threat to society and its safety.اضافة اعلان

The meeting, held as part of the House Legal Committee's discussions on the draft 2023 Cybercrime Law, saw the participation of experts and representatives from various civil society institutions, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

Regarding the provisions that include high financial fines in the draft law, Safadi clarified that these measures are not intended to target individuals genuinely concerned about upholding society's safety and security. Instead, they aim to act as a deterrent against repeat offenders who persistently harm society by spreading rumors and false information.

In this context, Safadi reaffirmed the House's support for imposing fines on those who engage in activities seeking to incite sedition, distort facts, engage in extortion, or perpetrate other irresponsible practices.

Furthermore, Safadi emphasized that Parliament's approach to handling the draft law is grounded in a sense of national responsibility, adhering to the highest standards. He underlined that the legislation will not be customized to cater to personal interests but will be designed with a focus on the greater good of the nation.

In light of this, Safadi encouraged civil society institutions to engage in open dialogues with lawmakers to collectively formulate legislation that finds consensus among all stakeholders.

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