In this modern age, the Internet has become an essential tool of work and social communication and functioning.
In 2015, the World Internet Usage & Population Statistics found that 293,875 persons or 90.5 % of the Bahamian population uses the Internet. The growing awareness of the social, economic, and political impact of the Internet on Bahamian society has brought the question of governing the Internet and individual Internet activity as a whole into sharper focus. In fact an article published on the 4th August 2017 the Nassau Guardian discussed the increase of cyber crimes within the nation over the last two years. The article noted the rise of cyber attacks on companies within the financial services industry. Of particular concern was the fact that the Global Cyber security Index 2017 listed the Bahamas as having one of the worst cyber security structures in the world.