November 22, 2004

Cyber crime law to be finalized

“The Internet crimes penal law has been sent to the head of Judiciary Office for the final approval,” said Reza Parvizi, the chair of Internet crimes committee. “This law has been modified to some extent, so that the ICPs alone will not be considered as the sole authority for filtering. Their responsibility will be relative,” he added.

According to Parvizi, the definition of the crimes is not modified and most of the modifications are related to the punishments. For instance, the punishment of the ICPs regarding filtering issues will be in accordance with the nature of the ICPs operations. Therefore, such punishment has been changed from imprisonment of the authorities of the ICPs to the cancellation of their permit, or their temporary closure. Also, the punishment of the authorities of hosting companies has been included in the modified version of this law as well.

Source: ISNA

Posted at November 22, 2004 09:50 PM