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Pakistan cybercrime bill: Misuse the internet, go to prison for three years

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    “Misusing the internet”. . . precisely what might that mean? Unfortunately, people in Pakistan may be about to find out as the vague “misusing the internet” would be punishable by up to three years in prison and a fine of one million Pakistani rupees (currently equal to about $9,550); that's according to an overview of the cybercrime bill written by the newspaper Dawn.

    That was just one example of what is in the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB) [pdf] which was approved by the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications. The country’s National Assembly previously approved the bill and it will move on to the Pakistan senate for approval before it is signed into law by President Mamnoon Hussian.

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