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Need of the hour: Cyber Crime bill needs a balancing act, say experts

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ISLAMABAD: There is need to adopt a more balanced, comprehensive and technically-sound approach in finalizing the legislation of the proposed Cyber Crime Bill. This was the crux of a session on “Perspectives on Cyber-Crime Bill 2015,” at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) on Wednesday. Chaired by former senator and IPS chairman Professor Khurshid Ahmed, […]

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Couple held in cyber crime case

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PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday arrested a couple from the court premises after the woman’s pre-arrest bail and her husband’s bail petition were dismissed in a case of cyber crime in which the personal videos of a female police constable from her cell phone were shared. Additional Sessions Judge Peshawar Nusrat Yasmin […]

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Pakistan’s proposed ‘cyber hudood’

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Karachi: Imagine going to jail for sending emails and posting pictures of friends and family without obtaining their ‘permission’. Retweeting a meme you thought was funny. Making a critical comment on the cyber space about a deal made by a country having ‘friendly’ relations with Pakistan. Imagine having all your online activity stored at every […]

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Voicing concern: Cyber crime bill continues to attract criticism

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KARACHI: While the internet users in Pakistan still await the return of YouTube, the government looks to usher in the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crime Act (PEC) 2015. “The government has not even consulted the relevant parties”, said Pakistan Software Houses Association (Pasha) president Jehan Ara, who is of the opinion that the draft law […]

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New cybercrime bill tough on individuals’ rights, soft on crime

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ISLAMABAD: The government’s latest bill aimed at regulating Internet usage is tougher, curbs civil liberties and focuses more on moral aspects of Internet use than cybercrime itself. At least this is how most information technology experts describe the new Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015, which was sent to the National Assembly Standing Committee on […]

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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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FIA probing ‘fake column’ in Irfan Siddiqui’s name

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By: Irfan-Siddiqui The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday registered a first information report (FIR) against an unidentified accused for writing a column and publishing it on social media in the name of known columnist and Prime Minister’s Special Adviser on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui. The FIA Cyber Crime Wing initiated investigation on the application […]

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False accounts

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IT seems that some ‘cleaning up’ is finally required. A few individuals have taken their complaints about fake Facebook accounts to the Federal Investigation Agency in the past. Some cases have been reported in the media about how ill-equipped the FIA is to deal with cyber crime in general, amid the rising instances of statements […]

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Anusha urges comprehensive cyber security policy

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman on Tuesday stressed the need to devise a comprehensive cyber security policy, using a multi-stakeholder approach. Chairing a meeting of national-level cyber security response committee here she stated that the cyber security was an issue of global concern and countries were adopting cyber governance frameworks. Cyberspace […]

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Threats Against Journalists

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It has become a matter of routine for liberal and moderate voices to receive death threats for merely being exactly those two things; liberal and moderate. Many a times, it is not even a question of opinion that certain sections may strongly disagree with or even find abhorrent, but of verifiable facts. An opinion can […]

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Senate to take up bill on cyber security tomorrow

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ISLAMABAD: A bill seeking establishment of a ‘National Cyber Security Council (NCSC)’ is on the first day’s agenda of the Senate session beginning on Monday (tomorrow). The NCSC Bill 2014, submitted by Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed of PML-Q, suggests formation of a 30-member council to formulate a national cyber security policy and evolve coordination among […]

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Cyber crime: Fake Facebook page haunts minority member

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KARACHI: Maharaj Grish Kumar is a man in distress. Someone has created a fake Facebook page of a prominent Sindh-based politician and they are pasting his phone number on inappropriate status updates. “My life is under threat,” said 44-year-old Kumar, as he appealed to the authorities to take action against the culprits. “Anyone can kill […]

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YouTube blockade

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EVOLVING situations require constantly evolving regulatory mechanisms, and one area where Pakistan is lacking is in terms of internet safety — even though the World Wide Web and its benefits can hardly be said to be new realities. Last year, the Federal Investigation Agency received more than 1,000 complaints regarding cyber crime, particularly malicious stalking, […]

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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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