We live in a connected world - whether it be via our smartphones, tablets, laptops, digital assistants or personal computers. Many of our cyber interactions are positive. Indeed, cuberspace is a valuable and fun resource for entertainment, making friends, keeping in touch and eduction. But you could also be at risk of illegal activity or abuse - be it due to bullying, fraud or something more serious. 

The Government of Bermuda has a number of pieces of legislation and regulations that provide protections and some recourse in the cyber environment. The Criminal Code has clauses that protect children from online predators and abuse. The Personal Information Protection Act gives you control of your personal information. The Electronic Communications Act provides protections against harassment over telecommunications lines (i.e. cyberbullying).

This section provides some insight into some of these legislations:

 

Electronic Communications Act 2011

 

 

Criminal Code Amendment Act 2007Criminal Code Amendment Act 2007

 

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