Computer Misuse Act
(CHAPTER 50A)
(Original Enactment: Act 19 of 1993)
REVISED EDITION 2007
(31st July 2007)
An Act to make provision for securing computer material against
unauthorised access or modification and for matters related thereto.
[30th August 1993]
PART I
 
PRELIMINARY
Short title
 
1.​ This Act may be cited as the Computer Misuse Act.
Interpretation
 
2.
—(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“computer” means an electronic, magnetic, optical, electrochemical, or
other data processing device, or a group of such interconnected or
related devices, performing logical, arithmetic, or storage functions, and
includes any data storage facility or communications facility directly
related to or operating in conjunction with such device or group of such
interconnected or related devices, but does not include —
(​a​)
an automated typewriter or typesetter;
(​b​)
a portable hand-held calculator;
(​c​)
a similar device which is non-programmable or which does not contain
any data storage facility; or
(​d​)
such other device as the Minister may, by notification in the ​Gazette​,
prescribe;
“computer output” or “output” means a statement or representation
(whether in written, printed, pictorial, graphical or other form) purporting
to be a statement or representation of fact —
(​a​)
produced by a computer; or
(​b​)
accurately translated from a statement or representation so produced;
“computer service” includes computer time, data processing and the
storage or retrieval of data;

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