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Senate body approves controversial cybercrime bill

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article image ISLAMABAD: Despite continuous outrage from the opposition parties and constructive criticism by the civil society, the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2016 has been passed by the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and telecommunication. A senate body in Pakistan has approved the bill against cybercrime - which has been widely criticized by the countryand#39;s public as a means to curb human rights and freedom of…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

NA panel announces to hold public hearing on contentious cybercrime bill next week

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article image Staff Report ISB: The much contentious cybercrime bill that was given approval last month by the NA without of keeping in confidence the stakeholders. The bill became shady in the eyes of multiple fractions of society including civil society, and information technology professionals. The people have severe grievances and are of the view that fundamental right of freedom of opinion will be badly butchered as a result of implementation of this cybercrime bill, therefore, necessary…Read More

NA panel announces to hold public hearing on contentious cybercrime bill next week

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article image Staff Report ISD: The much contentious cybercrime bill that was given approval last month by the NA without of keeping in confidence the stakeholders. The bill became shady in the eyes of multiple fractions of society including civil society, and information technology professionals. The people have severe grievances and are of the view that fundamental right of freedom of opinion will be badly butchered as a result of implementation of this cybercrime bill, therefore, necessary revisions…Read More