Parliamentary Committees Series 21-2020 -Public Hearings Next Week - Cyber Security & Data Protection Bill

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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 21/2020

[3rd July 2020]

Public Hearings on Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill
Monday 6th to Friday 10th July 2020

 

Parliament has published the notice appearing below announcing the holding of public consultations on the Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill from Monday to Friday next week.  The hearings will be jointly conducted around Zimbabwe by three teams of Senators and members of the National Assembly drawn from three Parliamentary committees with responsibility for the subject-matter of the Bill.

Copies of the Bill   The Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill can be downloaded from the Veritas website [link].

Virtual ZOOM public hearing on Friday afternoon 10th July   Special attention is drawn to what the notice states about participation in the public hearing scheduled for the afternoon of Friday 10th July:

All those interested in participating in the zoom meeting
should submit their email addresses to

nyawol@parlzim.gov.zw.


 

THE NOTICE PUBLISHED BY PARLIAMENT

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS ON THE CYBER SECURITY
AND DATA PROTECTION BILL

The  Thematic  Committee  on  Peace  and  Security,  Portfolio  Committee  on  ICT,  Postal  and Courier Services and Portfolio Committee on

Media, Information and Broadcasting Services will hold joint public consultations on the Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill (H.B. 18, 2019) from 6 to 10 July 2020.

The teams will cover various places in Zimbabwe as follows:

 

TEAM 1

Date

Place

Venue

Time of

Hearing

Monday, 6 July 2020

Bulawayo

Bulawayo

Luveve Beit  Hall

Pumula South Hall

0900 hrs

1400 hrs

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Gwanda

Gwanda Municipality Main Park

0930 hrs

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Nyamandlovu

Nyamandlovu Farmers Hall

0930 hrs

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Kwekwe

Mbizo Youth Centre

1000 hrs

 

TEAM 2

Date

Place

Venue

Time of Hearing

 

Monday, 6 July 2020

Chegutu

Chinhoyi

Chegutu Welfare Centre

Cooksey Hall

0830 hrs

1400 hrs

 

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Bindura

Chipadze Hall

0900 hrs

 

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Highfields

Mushandirapamwe Hotel

0830 hrs

 

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Zengeza

St. Mary’s Hall

0830 hrs

 

Friday, 10 July 2020

Norton

Pakare Paye Arts Centre

0900 hrs

 

TEAM 3

Date

Place

Venue

Time of Hearing

Monday, 6 July 2020

Masvingo

Mucheke Hall

0830 hrs

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Birchenough

Downhill Lodge

1000 hrs

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Mutare

Queens Hall

0830 hrs

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Marondera

Mbuya Nehanda Hall

0930 hrs

Friday, 10 July 2020

Harare

National Assembly

0900 hrs

 

 

VIRTUAL MEETING

Date

Venue

Time

Friday, 10 July

ZOOM

1400 - 1600 hrs

 

All those interested in participating in the zoom meeting should submit their email addresses to nyawol@parlzim.gov.zw.

ALL THOSE WHO WILL BE PUTTING ON MILITARY UNIFORMS, SIGNS OF RANKS, FLAGS OR BADGES AND POLITICAL PARTY REGALIA WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC HEARING.

The Public Hearings will at all times comply with the Ministry of Health and Child Care COVID 19 Regulations as outlined in Statutory Instruments 99 and 110 regarding observing social distancing, sanitization, temperature screening and wearing of facial masks.

  1. Only 50 participants will be allowed at any one time;
  2. Where more than 50 participants want to attend they will only be allowed in groups that comply with the requirements;
  3. Hand sanitization and temperature screening will  be done at all venues;
  4. All participants must be wearing facial masks;
  5. Appropriate social distancing will be observed.

All Members of the public are urged to observe these requirements which will be monitored by Ministry of Health and Child Welfare teams.

Soft copies of the bill can be accessed from our website  www.parlzim.gov.zw or on request from any of the contacts below.

The public, interested groups and organizations are invited to attend these consultations. Written submissions and correspondences are welcome and should be addressed to:

The Clerk of Parliament

Attention: Portfolio Committee on ICT, Postal and Courier Services

P.O. Box CY 298

Causeway

Harare

Submissions can also be made by email through email address  clerk@parlzim.gov.zw

CONTACTS

Telephone: (04) 700181-8, 252936-49

Bertha Bhobho (Committee Clerk) Ext. 2077

Mercy Chidemo (Public Relations Officer) Ext. 2236

Fax: (04)252935

 

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