Emails, cyber, Facebook and other social media crime watch soon

 Pakistan cyber crime prevention billISLAMABAD – Internet users should now be careful about their usage of emails and social media as formal Cyber Security is in process.

The revelation was made by State Minister for Information Technology Balighur Rehman while speakting at the upper house of the parliament of the country.

The policy is aimed at preventing cyber attacks and infiltrations from other countries.

According to experts, presence of militants and extremists on social media, mobile apps usage and internet is alarmingly high and any careless communication with them could be very costly.

The government has already approved E-mail and Internet policy which envisages security guidelines and a multi-stage information security audit of government institutions and ministries” the minister quoted by the state media.

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IT ministry has also finalized ‘Prevention and Electronic Crime Bill’ and it will presented before the house soon for the approval.

With one of the most emerging countries in interent usage, Pakistanis have been multiple crimes at cyber space. Social media has been contributing its part in spread of such crimes in the country.

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