Law by Decree No. 10 of 2018 on Cybercrime
The President of the State of Palestine
The Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation
In reference of the provisions of the Amended Basic Law of 2003, as amended, particularly
the provisions of Article 43 thereunder,
Having reviewed the provisions of the Penal Law No. 74 of 1936, as amended, in force in the
Southern Governorates,
Having reviewed the provisions of the Penal Law No. 16 of 1960, as amended, in force in the
Northern Governorates,
The provisions of the Law No. 3 of 1996 Concerning Wired and Wireless Communications,
The provisions of the Law of Penal Procedure No. 3 of 2001, as amended,
The provisions of the Law by Decree No. 18 of 2015 Concerning the Combating of Drugs and
Psychotropic Substances,
The provisions of the Law by Decree No. 20 of 2015 Concerning the Combating of Money
Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, as amended,
The provisions of the Law by Decree No. 6 of 2017 Concerning the Regulation of Organ
Harvesting and Transplant,
The provisions of the Law by Decree No. 15 of 2017 Concerning Electronic Transactions,
The provisions of the Law by Decree No. 16 of 2017 on Cybercrime,
Based upon the recommendation of the Council of Ministers, dated April 17th, 2018,
Based on the powers vested in me,
In pursuance of the public interest, and
In the name of the Arab Palestinian people,
I hereby promulgate the following Law by Decree:
Article 1
The following words and expressions mentioned in this Law by Decree shall have the
meanings designated thereto hereunder, unless the context determines otherwise:
The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information
Ministry:
Technology.
The Minister of Telecommunications and Information
Minister:
Technology.
Conducting or applying a process or a set of processes to data,
Data processing:
whether in relation to individuals or otherwise, including the
collection,
receipt,
recording,
storing,
modification,
transmission, retrieval, erasure, publication, republication, or
blocking of access to such data, or the disruption or elimination
of the operation of devices or modification of its content.
Any electronic, magnetic, optical or electrochemical means or
Information
any other means, either tangible or intangible, or a set of
technology:
connected or unconnected means, which is used to process data,
perform logic and arithmetic or storing functions, and includes
any capacity to store data or communications which relate to or
operate in conjunction with such a means.
Electronic data and All that can be stored, processed, developed, imported or
transmitted by means of information technology, particularly
information:
inscription, images, sound, figures, letters, symbols, signs, and
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