Pakistan passes controversial cyber-crime law

Pakistan has adopted a much-criticised cyber security law that grants sweeping powers to regulators to block private information they deem illegal.The National Assembly approved the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 late on Thursday after the Senate had unanimously adopted it last month.Government officials say internet restrictions under the new law are needed to ensure security against growing threats, such as terrorism.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-pakistan-internet-idUKKCN10N0SZ
http://in.reuters.com/article/pakistan-internet-idINKCN10N0T1Also see:Pakistan cybercrime law scares by its vagueness [IDG]
Pakistan’s National Assembly has passed a cybercrime bill that provides for censorship of the internet and could also be misused by the vagueness of some of its definitions.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/605040/pakistan-cybercrime-law-scares-by-its-vagueness/

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