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Cyber-crime bill: ‘Angels’ play the Devil’s advocate to defend civil liberties

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KARACHI: When young students can get up in front of an audience and argue in favour of a new law they oppose, you know democracy and tolerance are at work. This was the beauty of a debate held on the new cyber-crime bill on Tuesday by people who want us to make informed decisions about […]

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Journalists stage countrywide protest against Cyber Crime Bill

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ISLAMABAD: The journalists on the World Press Freedom Day on Sunday marched on the roads and vowed if the government tried to mute the voice of the media through Cyber Crime Bill, they would strongly resist this move and stage large scale demonstrations in favour of freedom of speech and expression in the country. The […]

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Cyber crime bill: Review committee rejects bill entirely

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KARACHI: The committee formed to review the controversial cyber crime bill has completely rejected the draft instead of suggesting pointers to fix problematic clauses. The Cyber Crime Bill Review Committee met at Karachi Press Club on Monday afternoon to review the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2015. The decision to reject the bill was made […]

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Call for ‘transparency’ in cybercrime bill

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KARACHI: The cyber rights groups have voiced their demands from the government to publically share the draft of the cyber crime bill and called for inclusion of civil society members in the revision of the bill before it is passed in the National Assembly. In a discussion held in the Habib University over the ‘controversial’ […]

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The ‘unique’ aspects of the Cyber Crime Bill 2015

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Since the approval of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes (PEC) Bill 2015 by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication, there has been a lot of hue and cry. Human rights groups and activists have termed the PEC Bill a ‘draconian’ law. The groups advocating freedom of expression and internet freedom consider […]

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IT Ministry wants Cyber Crime Bill to be tabled in NA

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of IT and Telecom on Friday recommended to the prime minister to accord direct approval for tabling the much-awaited Prevention of Cyber Crimes Bill in parliament for speedy enactment. The Cyber Crime Bill is pending approval before the cabinet for many months for tabling in parliament.The Ministry of IT has made direct […]

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Institutional mechanism must to block undesired material on Internet

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ISLAMABAD: “The reopening of YouTube does not fall in our jurisdiction and there is a need to evolve an institutional mechanism to identify undesired content on the Internet,” said Anusha Rehman. The Minister for State on Information Technology and Telecom at the occasion of consultative workshop on IT Policy agreed that Pakistan will have to […]

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Law Ministry vets draft cyber crime bill

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman has said that it is a great achievement of the Ministry of IT that the comprehensive draft of cyber crime bill which was finalised a few days back has been vetted and endorsed by the Ministry of Law and Justice. “Now we are going to table it […]

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Cyber crime

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Sir: The recent revelations about the US hacking sensitive computer data and emails of its allies including Pakistan has raised concerns across the board. In the backdrop of this development, the Pakistan National Telecom and Information Technology Security Board (NTISB) on September 26, 2013 issued guidelines to all the government officials on how to protect […]

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Protection from cyber crimes: IT, telecom policy to be presented soon, says minister

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication is devising a comprehensive IT and Telecom Policy to ensure the maximum protection to masses from the widespread cyber crimes including financial scams, fraudulent online activities and women harassment. This was stated by State Minister of IT and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman at the ‘1st Consumers IT and […]

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Cyber Crime Bill ready to be sent to cabinet soon

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ISLAMABAD: The draft of much-needed Cyber Crime Bill has finally been prepared and now it would be sent to the federal cabinet for approval in next a few days, sources told The News here on Sunday. The sources said the Law Ministry had thoroughly reviewed each and every clause of the bill and after approval […]

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