Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015: Vaguely worded law may result in censorship

Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015: Vaguely worded law may result in censorshipKARACHI: As the National Assembly gears up to debate the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PEC 2015), a UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression has urged legislators to ensure that the bill contains clear language and does not encroach on free speech. “My real concern is if this legislation were to become law, […]

Cybercrime bill rushed through committee despite criticism

Cybercrime bill rushed through committee despite criticismOn 17 September, 2015 Pakistan Standing Committee of National Assembly on Information Technology second time hurriedly cleared the draft of the controversial “Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015” and sent it to the National Assembly for final approval despite widespread criticism by freedom of expression and civic liberties groups. According to the draft bill, it […]