New laws for sending "intimate images" on WhatsApp in South Africa

Nereus77

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All the better to use Telegram's secret chat feature where images and texts expire. Oh and its all encrypted anyway.
 

Mekon

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Don't think this is an issue when your wife of mistress sends nudes but more if some clown sends your wife or mistress dick pics or you get threats from Malema.
 

Enzo Matrix

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Can we backdate this please, then Malema has already had his three strikes
 

Hemi300c

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And still nothing will happen to cadres that break the law
I was hacked
I was misunderstood
It wasn't me
And various other excuses will be accepted by the Incompetent anc heads
 
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"This section includes a reasonable person test, which states that a message will be considered malicious if a reasonable person would perceive the data message as a threat."

that is dodgy ..... in this snowflake age, whoo boy
 

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"This section includes a reasonable person test, which states that a message will be considered malicious if a reasonable person would perceive the data message as a threat."

that is dodgy ..... in this snowflake age, whoo boy
"Reasonable" in legal terms is different from the colloquial term that you're familiar with.

 

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"This section includes a reasonable person test, which states that a message will be considered malicious if a reasonable person would perceive the data message as a threat."

that is dodgy ..... in this snowflake age, whoo boy

Yep, exactly the same as the ridiculous idea that something can be offensive.
 

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Quite literally, nearly all the guys i know will be guilty of some offence forwarding some sort of porn around.
 

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The bill also attempts to place obligations on Internet service providers and related parties to assist in the investigation of cybercrimes, including those detailed above.

Uhm... If ISP's have to log everything that is being sent on their network it would be an invasion of privacy of the user, never mind the impossibility to store these logs based on the amount of traffic sent by their clients. Imagine having a million connections with an average of 3 people per household (just an example) using the internet to send mail, Instant messages, social media etc etc etc all day. I just do not see that this could be feasible.
 

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And still nothing will happen to cadres that break the law
I was hacked
I was misunderstood
It wasn't me
And various other excuses will be accepted by the Incompetent anc heads

Who said that they will need excuses, all they do is in the name of robust speech and reasonable commentary, and much is argued in terms with our 'transformative' constitution. It is the judiciary and prosecution which must pull their sleeves up. Our laws have already implied too much, it is pretty much immunity by now, you know, impunity, hence I am in the opinion that our courts are bought.

There are many politicians in this country which spreads vile and dangerous rhetoric or just make a prejudiced filled statement.

My problem with these laws is that it is purposed for controlling the populace in whichever measure it is desired.

In general, I believe the law is sound if practised fair and equally, but I grossly oppose the invasion of privacy as all laws are open and subject to abuse.
 

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Fulcrum29

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who decides whats intimate?

For some a revealing female face is; while others think a man hopping around on all fours with fizzlers in his arse is.

Just wait until memes are dragged to court, there are many themes with sexual themes and I doubt a judge will simply understand the background of the meme.

I can already see this legislation going back and forth in court. There will be people digging up old schit, and try to cycle it back into the public domain for malicious purposes, it is just the way some humans work.
 
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