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6 months imprisonment, fine of up to LE 200K for concealing digital evidence: Anti-Cybercrime Law | #cybercrime | #computerhacker

CAIRO – 18 March 2024: The Anti-Cybercrime Law promulgated by Law No. 175 of 2018 stipulates punishment for the person responsible for managing a website, private account, email, or information system if he conceals or tampers with digital evidence of a crime.


Article 28 of the law stipulates that anyone responsible for managing a website, private account, e-mail, or information system shall be punished with imprisonment for a period of not less than 6 months and a fine of not less than 20,000 and not more than 200,000, or one of these two penalties, if he conceals or tampers with evidence to one of the crimes stipulated in this law that occurred on a website, account, or e-mail with the intention of obstructing the work of the competent official authorities.


It is worth noting that the Law on Combating Information Technology Crimes grants evidence derived or extracted from electronic devices, equipment, media, information systems, computer programs, or any information technology means the same value and authority as physical forensic evidence in criminal proof, provided that the technical requirements are met in the executive regulations.


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