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Archive: Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015-16

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September 22, 2016: PECA 2016: Major Contentions re Speech and Privacy + Recommendations

August 18, 2016: PECA assented by the President – Gazette of Pakistan

August 11, 2016: PECB as passed by NA

August 10, 2016: Letter to Speaker NA on PECB by Farieha Aziz

August 10, 2016: Letter to Young Parliamentarians Forum on PECB by Farieha Aziz

August 1, 2016: Updated Analysis of PECB as passed by Senate

July 29, 2016: 250th session of Senate proceedings – passage of PECB

July 28, 2016: Amendments submitted to the Senate

July 26, 2016: Report on PECB by Senate Standing Committee on IT

July 19, 2016: Bolo Bhi’s Petition to Senate on PECB and Section 34

June 30, 2016: Summary Senate Standing Committee on IT’s Subcommittee Meetings on PECB

May 17, 2016: Initial Analysis of PECB by Bolo Bhi

May 14, 2016: Comparison between the version of the bill as approved by NA and the ones approved previously by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on IT

April 15, 2016: National Assembly Secretariat Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015: List of Amendments

April 15, 2016: Report of the Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication on The Prevention Of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2015

April 13, 2016: PECB as approved by the National Assembly

April 9, 2016: Joint Action Committee’s Statement Asking Opposition to Resist PECB on Floor of Assembly – April 2016

DOCUMENTS

Have a look at everything we have written and submitted to date on PECB, since May 2015:

May 7, 2015: Joint Action Committee’s request for a public hearing and consolidated comments on the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015

July 13, 2015: Bolo Bhi’s Proposed Amendments to PECB15 in light of existing laws, other jurisdictions and international covenants and conventions

(This contains hyperlinks to laws in other jurisdictions, international covenants, and conventions as well.)

August 11, 2015: Request for meeting to the NA Standing Committee on Information Technology & Telecommunications

JAC’s legal redraft of PECB15

August 13, 2015: Petition to Senate on the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015

August 21, 2015: Joint Action Committee’s Statement on deadlock with government

Ministry of IT’s comparison of their bill (April version) with JAC legal redraft

September 19, 2015: Bolo Bhi’s mark-up of PECB’15 approved by NA Standing Committee on IT

Two-Pager: Process, Content, and Recommendations

Fact sheet on the cybercrime bill

The following documents were compiled for the Senate hearing comparing Senator Karim Khuwaja’s bill (tabled as a private members bill in the Senate) and the government’s version of the cybercrime bill.

Senator Karim Khuwaja Private Member’s Bill

Comparative Sections: Senator Karim Khuwaja and Government’s Proposed Bills

Differences: Government’s Proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2014

Note on the Bills

January 5, 2016: Major Concerns Regarding Privacy & Expression – 2 pager by Bolo Bhi

January 5, 2016: Brief Report on PECB: Analysis of bill, concerns and international context by Bolo Bhi 

January 14, 2016: Amendments to PECB in the National Assembly

April 9, 2016: Joint Action Committee’s Statement Asking Opposition to Resist PECB on Floor of Assembly – April 2016

April 15, 2016: Report of the Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication on The Prevention Of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2015

April 15, 2016: National Assembly Secretariat Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015: List of Amendments

May 14, 2016: Comparison between the version of the bill as approved by NA and the ones approved previously by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on IT

May 17, 2016: Initial Analysis of PECB by Bolo Bhi

June 28, 2016: Amendments submitted to Senate Stading Committee on IT’s subcommittee on PECB

August 1, 2016: Updated Analysis of PECB as passed by Senate

LETTERS

PECB15: The Story So Far

February 4, 2015: Pakistan’s Cybercrime Bill 2015: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Breath

February 11, 2015: Cybercrime Bill Must Not Be Approved In Its Current Form

April 1, 2015: What’s Brewing: Pakistan Government’s Proposed Cybercrime Law

December 7, 2015: Write to Speaker NA: Review PECB

June 30, 2016: Summary Senate Standing Committee on IT’s Subcommittee Meetings on PECB

TIMELINES

Bolo Bhi’s resources on cybercrime bill 

In Media – PECB15

Writing on the Wall – Poster Campaign 

VERSIONS

February 18, 2014: Industry Version of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2014

February 2, 2015: Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 as Approved by Cabinet Division

March 1, 2015: First Leaked Draft of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015

March 14, 2015: Second Leaked Draft of the Government’s Proposed Bill

March 16, 2015: Third Draft: PECB15 Approved by NA Standing Committee on IT

April 15, 2015: PECB As Modified by Expert Committee Appointed by Standing Committee

September 19, 2015: PECB as approved by NA Standing Committee on IT on Sept 17, 2015

February 16, 2016: Version of the bill with some amendments 

April 13, 2016: PECB as approved by the National Assembly

August 11, 2016: PECB as passed by NA

August 18, 2016: PECA assented by the President – Gazette of Pakistan

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