The Cyber Crime bill’s draconian laws

The problematic Cyber Crime bill 2015 has been submitted to the National Assembly, without consultation with the bill’s committee members. It curtails basic civil liberties; gives institutions like the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority abusive powers; gives the government over-arching powers to spy on personal information and share this government with unspecified foreign governments; and bans all satire and political criticism on social media.

Here are some problematic clauses from the government’s proposed and modified Cyber Crime bill, courtesy of Bolo Bhi.