After almost 50 government websites were breached (most of them very embarrassingly), the Government of Sri Lanka is considering amendments to the Computer Crimes Act of 2007. According to Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Minister for Information technology, the amendments to the Act would be decided following a discussion with the Defence Ministry.
According to the Minister, the country’s computer literacy is yet to grow and people need to be more aware of hacking. While this is a thoroughly honest statement, people’s awareness of hacking is unlikely to affect the number of government websites being penetrated, nor is computer literacy dependent upon legislature. It is widely hoped that the Computer Crimes Act includes powerful, coherent protocol in case of critical system breaches.
A very succinct summary of the 2007 computer Crimes Act can be found on this page.
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