PECB2015: Consolidated Comments & Request for Public Hearing Submitted

As per the official call for public input on the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 issued by Chairman NA Standing Committee on IT, the Joint Action Committee on May 7, 2015, submitted consolidated comments aggregated by input from citizens, industry and media.

This can be viewed here: Request for Public Hearing and Consolidated Comments

These comments highlight only the major concerns and the most glaring issues. The proposed law, as a whole requires a clause-by-clause analysis and discussion in the presence of all stakeholders: government officials, members of opposition, legal experts, industry professionals, academics and citizens.

Attached also is a request for a public hearing on the bill. This has been endorsed and is being jointly submitted by the following organizations:

Internet Service Providers Association of Pakistan (ISPAK)

Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA)

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ)

Reporters Without Borders  (RWB)

Bolo Bhi

Digital Rights Foundation (DRF)

Bytes For All (B4A)

Media Matters for Democracy (MMFD)

Institute for Research, Advocacy & Development (IRAADA)

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