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11 December 2018 Cyberlaw & Technology Watch


Electronic trail leads to crown prince

New evidence reveals that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman communicated repeatedly with a key aide around the time that a team believed to have been under the aide’s command assassinated Jamal Khashoggi. And Legalbrief reports that there has been ... Read More


Concerns raised over new cyber Bills

Sending a message that incites violence, damage to property or even sending an intimate picture of anyone without their consent, could land you a three-year jail term, a hefty fine or both. As reported previously in Legalbrief Policy Watch, the ... Read More

Nigeria website targets fake news

As part of measures to fight fake news ahead of Nigeria’s election in February, a new website called CrossCheck Nigeria has been launched. The Tribune reports that it will allow journalists from newsrooms around the country to work together to ... Read More

Ruling on unsealing Assange charge postponed

A US judge has postponed ruling on a legal bid to unseal reported criminal charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. According to a BBC News report, a free-press advocacy group wants to see the documents after its existence was apparently ... Read More


Khashoggi murder tape unpacked

What makes Jamal Khashoggi’s murder particularly chilling is that it was reportedly recorded on audio tape. By US President Donald Trump’s account, it reveals ‘a very violent, very vicious, and very terrible’ incident and he doesn’t want to hear it ... Read More