The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015

PILDAT Legislative Brief

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Publication No: PD-401

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The Pakistan Electronic Crimes Ordinance 2007 expired in 2009. After a gap of 5 years, the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication prepared a draft bill, The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2014, in February 2014. After a year of preparing the draft that evolved into The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 (PECB 2015), it was laid in the National Assembly of Pakistan on January 16, 2015. The bill was referred to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology the same day and the Committee prepared its report on the bill on April 16, 2015, passing a revised version of the bill. This legislative brief analyses the draft bill as approved by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology.

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