AIC Media Statement- Pakistan’s Citizens Protection (Rules Against Online Harm) 2020 (13 Feb 2020)

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Pakistan’s federal cabinet yesterday approved the Citizens Protection (Rules Against Online Harm) 2020, without prior consultation with stakeholders, including industry.  The AIC has significant concerns with the rules, which harm citizens’ privacy, safety and right to expression. These rules are also likely to impact Pakistan’s digital economy ambitions and industry in general.  This is our official media statement on the rules.