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Bills passed to control cyber, forex crimes in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Terrorism, hacking, electronic forgery and fraud, child pornography have been declared punishable offences in Pakistan as the National Assembly has recently two passed bills - "The Foreign Exchange Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2014" and "Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2016". Minister of State for IT Anusha Rehman moved the Foreign Exchange Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2014" and it was approved by the House without much criticism from…Read More

Cybercrime, electronic crimes, Pakistan

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article image Pakistan is pushing forward its version of CISPA/CISA, the PECB (Prevention of Electronic Crime Bill). Much like in the US, legislators have put this together without the input of legal or technical experts and, to make matters worse, this one is being pushed under a regime already known for intrusive surveillance. Everyone (except the bill’s supporters) finds the proposed bill to be terrible. A coalition of Pakistan’s leading online rights groups and businesses have warned…Read More

Cyber crimes control legislation

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Cyber terrorism is a pre-meditated and politically motivated attack against information, computer systems, computer programmes and data which results in violence against non-combatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents. Cyber crime is an activity in which computers or network are used as a tool, a target and or a place of criminal. Most commonly, in such criminal activities, a fraud is committed, identities are stolen or privacy is violated. The most lethal incarnation of…Read More

Experts call to set up CCU to control cyber crimes

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A Tanzanian delegation suggested on Tuesday that Pakistan should launch an initiative for tackling cyber crimes by establishing cyber crime unit (CCU) in the police force, develop relevant legislation and formulate computer emergency response team (CERT) for facilitating the implementation. This was briefed at a workshop organised by ISESCO, COMSATS, the Inter Islamic Network on Information Technology (INIT), the COMSATS CIIT and the Tanzania Commission for Science…Read More

No law exists to control cyber crimes

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STAFF REPORT LHR: National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes (NR3C) of FIA is dealing with the cases related to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google, Skype, Yahoo, etc). This is main reason that criminals involved in information stealing, blackmailing, threatening and harassing on social media escape any action. According to a report of internet rights group "Bytes for All", approximately 32 million of the country total 200 million population use the internet and majority of…Read More

Pakistans draft Computer Crimes Law endangers freedom of expression

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article image The ARTICLE 19 and Digital Rights Foundation Pakistan are concerned about the draft Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act of Pakistan 2014 (Draft Law) currently being prepared for presentation before the Pakistani Parliament. Although the Draft Law contains a number of welcome procedural safeguards, several provisions violate international standards on freedom of expression. We therefore call on the Pakistani government to amend the Draft Law in accordance with our recommendations below before…Read More

IT, telecom policy to be ready by June to arrest cyber crimes

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The government is vigorously engaged in devising a comprehensive IT and Telecom Policy to ensure maximum protection to masses from the widespread cyber crimes including financial scams, fraudulent online activities and women harassment. "Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has finalized the draft of controlling electronic crime bill to be presented in the National Assembly at the earliest whereas the IT and Telecom Policy will be rolled out…Read More

Desperate need to arrest cyber crimes

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With the rise in technology, the risks and crimes have also come along. Cyber crimes like websites hacking, information stealing especially of sensitive nature or viruses injection have become pain in the neck of internet users both individuals and governments. The developed states have got control to much extent over this menace by securing data protection at almost all levels, but as far as the developing states are concerned they still need to do a lot in this regard as week internet…Read More

Law being made to control cyber crimes

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The draft of much-awaited Cyber Crime Bill is currently under review which would ensure that cyber space of nuclear armed Pakistan is fully secure and protected against potential terrorist threats. According to official sources, the draft has been acquired by a top intelligence agency. "The top intelligence agency has obtained draft of the Cyber Crime Bill that has been vetted by the Law Ministry and its technical experts have started reviewing it keeping in…Read More