Cyber-Crime Laws

The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 governs cybercrimes in Pakistan, is relevant to all Pakistani citizens, wherever they may be, as well as to anyone else temporarily stationed in Pakistan. Prior to the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016, Electronic Transactions ordinance 2002 was enacted to ensure legal security of the local e-commerce. It is obvious that the world is undergoing a digital revolution with the introduction of 5G and 6G technologies. In just a few seconds, information can travel across the globe. However, there has been a proportional rise in cybercrimes as digitisation and automation have become more pervasive.

Cyber security ventures estimate that, by 2025, cybercrime will cost the world a mammoth 10.5 trillion USD per annum. Cybercrimes include hacking, identity theft, cyberbullying, online harassment, financial fraud, digital piracy, computer malware, theft of copyrighted material, money laundering, electronic terrorism, and vandalism. 

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