Published On: Mon, Dec 30th, 2013
Published in Category: Islamabad

IT Ministry prepares draft of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill

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ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications has prepared a draft Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2013 to address cyber related crimes.

Media reports said the bill will be present before the parliament soon. A special unit‚ National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes under Federal Investigation Agency is already working to counter cyber crimes in the country.

This unit has a mandate of law enforcement‚ public awareness‚ formulation of information security policy‚ and assistance to other government departments‚ specifically pertaining to electronic crimes.

It merits mentioned here that cyber crimes have witnessed an upward trend due to latest technological advancement and the response centers are working vigilantly to tackle this menace.