Palestinians: Cybercrime

Department for International Development written question – answered on 11th October 2017.

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Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Labour, Enfield North

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Memorandum of Understanding between her Department and the Palestinian Authority (PA), what discussions she has had with the PA on the Electronic Crimes Law adopted in July 2017.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Our partnership with the Palestinian Authority (PA) includes a commitment from the Palestinian leadership to respect human rights and other international obligations. The UK raised our concerns about the Electronic Crimes Law with the PA on 27 September and we are continuing to discuss this with the PA.

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