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Pakistan cybercrime law scares by its vagueness

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    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 provisions.

    Section 34 of the new Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act gives authorities the power to remove or block access to a variety of content.

    It provides for such action in “the interest of the glory of Islam or the integrity, security or defence of Pakistan or any part thereof, public order, decency or morality, or in relation to contempt of court or commission of or incitement to an offence under this Act, ” according to a copy of the bill on the website of the Digital Rights Foundation.

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