Social media rules: Facebook, PTA meeting

Social media rules: Facebook, PTA meetingKARACHI: A delegation from Facebook held a virtual meeting with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to discuss the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020, and to propose recommendations as part of an ongoing consultation process. In the meeting, Facebook representatives highlighted that the rules should: strive for greater transparency on content restricted in Pakistan; […]

Govt invites social media companies for consultation on Citizen Protection Rules 2020

Govt invites social media companies for consultation on Citizen Protection Rules 2020We are fully cognizant of the critical role played by Technology Companies in promoting the digital economy and freedom of expression, says PTA. AIC in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Imran Khan warned that the government’s new rules to regulate social media activity will make it “extremely difficult” for digital companies to operate in […]

Rights activists vow to defend social media freedom

Rights activists vow to defend social media freedomISLAMABAD: Rights act­ivists, lawyers, journalists, politicians representing different political parties at a conference held here on Wed­nesday expressed the res­olve to resist and challe­nge government move to res­trict social media freedom. They demanded review of rules framed under the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act 2016 and appro­ved a declaration stating that such “black laws will […]

Women move LHC to get Aurat March ‘regulated’

Women move LHC to get Aurat March ‘regulated’LAHORE: Six women ‘activists’ approached the Lahore High Court on Monday with a request to ‘regulate’ forthcoming Aurat March to ensure implementation of Citizen Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020. Chief Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh is set to resume on Tuesday (today) hearing on main petition against the march moved by Advocate Azhar Siddique. On […]

NA body expresses concern over online rules

NA body expresses concern over online rulesExpressing serious concerns over the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology observed that if the social media companies were banned for not abiding the rules, it might result in international embarrassment, besides hampering digital media growth in the country. The committee met under the chairmanship of […]