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Senate body cares for users’ privacy in Cybercrime draft law  

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Published: July 22, 2016 03:09 pm

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology showed great concerns to prevent cyber users’ privacy, prevention of their personal information and data and smooth free flow of information in cybercrime law.

While discussing the draft of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB) 2015 during its meeting held on Friday, the members of Senate body emphasized on the security and protection of users’ data. Senators recommended reasonable actions for investigative officers to be designated under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB) 2015 instead of exercising range of actions as some of the offences are too minor in nature.

During deliberation on various clauses of the draft bill to prevent cybercrimes, the Senators pointed out major errors and restrictions imposed on freedom of expression and privacy of users. The Standing Committee also invited Civil Society organizations and media to propose recommendations regarding draft bill.

The members also discussed the punishable offences under draft law and stressed to soften the punishments which are too harsh against minor offences. The committee recommended to discuss the drafted law with the relevant stakeholders, seek their opinion on it before implementation to control the growing cases of cybercrimes in the country.

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