Fiji Police can prosecute any case referred by Online Safety Commission

Commissioner of the Online Safety Commission, Anne Dunn (right) and the Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu during the MoU signing. Picture: SUPPLIED/FIJI POLICE FORCE

THE Fiji Police Force now has the power and the authority to proceed with the prosecution of any case that has been referred to by the Online Safety Commission under the Online Safety Act 2018.

This after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday between the Commissioner of the Online Safety Commission Anne Dunn and Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu.

While guaranteeing the support of the organisation, ACP Tudravu also mentioned that the Commissioner’s endorsement already existed.

“We will be with you in regards to the execution of what is required of us and to implement it on the ground, our director Criminal Investigation Department will be our point of contact in terms of the investigation,” ACP Tudravu said.

Meanwhile, Ms Dunn said the Act could now be executed and implemented.

“Two crimes that are listed under the Online Safety Act are the Online Bullying and the Abuse (emotionally harmed or distressed in any way that has been caused by electronic communication), and the second one is the Sharing of Images and videos,” she said.

She also acknowledged the support provided by the Force that was sealed through the MoU.

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