Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cyber Laws in Pakistan

1) Electronic Transaction Ordinance 2002
==> Total 43 sections.
==> Mainly deals with E-commerce.
==> Maximum Punishment: 7 Years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 1 million

2) Electronic/Cyber Crime Act 2007
==> Also called "Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance, 2007"
==> Promulgated on the 31st December 2007

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==> Deals with Electronic crimes: Cyber Terrorism, Data damage, Electronic Fraud, Electronic forgery, Unauthorized access to code, Cyber stalking, Cyber Spamming
==> Applies to every person irrespective of his/her nationality.
==> Minimum Punishment: 6 months imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 50,000 for Cyber Spamming.
==> Maximum Punishment: Capital Punishment/ Life imprisonment/ fine of Rs. 10 million


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