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

UPDATE: Bill has not been approved. Chairman NA Standing Committee on IT has formed a 4-member committee of MNAs to review and amend it within 14 days and finalize.

Today, on February 4, 2015, proposed cybercrime legislation ‘Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015’ was approved by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology. This will now be tabled before Parliament before moving on to the Senate. In this note, we highlight some areas that require attention, before it is written into law. This is only a preliminary analysis and we are working on dissecting it further. We would be happy to receive comments. Read the proposed legislation here.





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