Add news
March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010 July 2010
August 2010
September 2010 October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011 March 2011 April 2011 May 2011 June 2011 July 2011 August 2011 September 2011 October 2011 November 2011 December 2011 January 2012 February 2012 March 2012 April 2012 May 2012 June 2012 July 2012 August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 December 2012 January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 August 2013 September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 December 2013 January 2014 February 2014 March 2014 April 2014 May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 August 2014 September 2014 October 2014 November 2014 December 2014 January 2015 February 2015 March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 June 2015 July 2015 August 2015 September 2015 October 2015 November 2015 December 2015 January 2016 February 2016 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016 June 2016 July 2016 August 2016 September 2016 October 2016 November 2016 December 2016 January 2017 February 2017 March 2017 April 2017 May 2017 June 2017 July 2017 August 2017 September 2017 October 2017 November 2017 December 2017 January 2018 February 2018 March 2018 April 2018 May 2018 June 2018 July 2018 August 2018 September 2018 October 2018 November 2018 December 2018 January 2019 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 December 2019 January 2020 February 2020 March 2020 April 2020 May 2020 June 2020 July 2020 August 2020 September 2020 October 2020 November 2020 December 2020 January 2021 February 2021 March 2021 April 2021 May 2021 June 2021 July 2021 August 2021 September 2021 October 2021 November 2021 December 2021 January 2022 February 2022 March 2022 April 2022 May 2022 June 2022 July 2022 August 2022 September 2022 October 2022 November 2022 December 2022 January 2023 February 2023 March 2023 April 2023 May 2023 June 2023 July 2023 August 2023 September 2023 October 2023 November 2023 December 2023 January 2024 February 2024 March 2024 April 2024 May 2024 June 2024
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
News Every Day |

Safeguarding Digital Sovereignty: Strengthening Legal Frameworks To Combat Technological Crimes In Pakistan – OpEd

Safeguarding Digital Sovereignty: Strengthening Legal Frameworks To Combat Technological Crimes In Pakistan – OpEd

Pakistan Flag Cyber Digital hacking Hacker

In the digital age, the proliferation of social media networks (SMNs) has transformed the landscape of communication and interaction, offering unprecedented opportunities for connection and information sharing. However, this technological advancement has also brought forth a myriad of legal challenges, particularly in countries like Pakistan, where the regulatory framework often struggles to keep pace with rapid technological developments. From compromised privacy to cyberbullying and the spread of misinformation, the risks associated with SMNs are diverse and complex, necessitating a comprehensive legal response to safeguard individuals' digital sovereignty.

One of the most pressing concerns regarding SMNs is the compromise of user privacy and the inadequacy of data protection measures. Social media platforms often collect vast amounts of personal data without transparent consent mechanisms, leaving users vulnerable to exploitation and surveillance. Despite the existence of legislation such as the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) in Pakistan, gaps remain in addressing these issues effectively. To bolster privacy rights and data protection, there is a critical need for robust legal frameworks that delineate clear guidelines for data collection, usage, and storage, ensuring that users' privacy is upheld and their data is safeguarded against unauthorized access or misuse.

Cyberbullying has emerged as a pervasive problem on SMNs, causing emotional distress and reputational harm to victims. The anonymity afforded by social media platforms often emboldens perpetrators, making it challenging to hold them accountable. Legal measures must be strengthened to provide effective remedies for victims of cyberbullying, including clear procedures for reporting incidents and mechanisms for psychological support. Additionally, public awareness campaigns are essential to foster a culture of respect and empathy online, mitigating the prevalence of online harassment and promoting safer digital spaces for all users.

Women are particularly vulnerable to online harassment and gender-based violence on SMNs, including threats, stalking, and the non-consensual dissemination of intimate images. These actions not only violate women's privacy but also undermine their dignity and safety. Regulatory measures must be enacted to specifically address gender-based online violence, with stringent penalties for perpetrators and mechanisms to support and protect victims. Moreover, educational initiatives are crucial to challenge societal norms that perpetuate online misogyny and promote gender equality in digital spaces.

The unauthorized use of creative works and data exploitation are rampant on social media platforms, infringing on intellectual property rights and exploiting the labor of individuals. Legal protections must be strengthened to safeguard creators' rights and ensure fair compensation for their work. Measures should also be implemented to prevent and penalize data exploitation by third parties, preserving users' rights and interests in their personal data.

Social media platforms have the potential to amplify hate speech and reinforce harmful stereotypes, contributing to societal divisions and extremism. Effective content moderation policies are essential to curb the spread of hate speech, with social media companies bearing legal obligations to remove harmful content promptly and transparently. Moreover, regulatory frameworks should include provisions for monitoring and countering extremist content, while upholding principles of freedom of expression and international cooperation.

To address these multifaceted challenges effectively, comprehensive national-level initiatives are imperative to safeguard Pakistan's digital sovereignty. This entails not only strengthening the legal framework but also fostering collaboration between government agencies, civil society organizations, and international partners. Establishing a Digital Rights Protection Authority dedicated to safeguarding individuals' rights on social media platforms is essential, along with public awareness campaigns and capacity-building efforts to promote responsible online behavior and combat technological crimes.

In conclusion, the advent of social media has ushered in a new era of communication and connectivity, but it has also brought forth a range of legal challenges that demand urgent attention and comprehensive solutions. In Pakistan, bolstering the legal framework and launching national-level initiatives are crucial steps towards safeguarding individuals' digital sovereignty and combating technological crimes. By prioritizing privacy rights, addressing cyberbullying and online harassment, protecting intellectual property, and countering extremism, Pakistan can foster a safer and more inclusive digital environment for all its citizens. Through concerted efforts and international cooperation, Pakistan can pave the way for a more responsible and equitable use of social media platforms, ensuring that technology serves as a force for good in society.


Отар Кушанашвили в свой день рождения находится без сознания после операции

Meet Slovenia’s gorgeous Wags, from a mummy blogger and influencer to a professional tennis star

Anthony Joshua-Daniel Dubois: Two-Weight World Champion Has No Doubt Who Hits Harder

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan shuts down Saudi agreement rumors: “complex scenario”

Sophie Turner Keeps it Glam While Attending Grand Opening of Peninsula London

Read also

Joe Biden's ‘Cancer Moonshot’ may be derailed by new policies, including his own

Gunmen fire on targets in Russia’s North Caucasus region, two police killed: Russian interior ministry

Huge US rapper’s tour in chaos as they fail to sell out major UK arenas just weeks after rap rival managed to do so

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on

News Every Day

Frustrated England stars including Kane and Bellingham consoled by Wags and family in stands after tame Denmark draw — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here

News Every Day

Anthony Joshua-Daniel Dubois: Two-Weight World Champion Has No Doubt Who Hits Harder

Sports today

Новости тенниса

Тарпищев: У Рублева есть сложности со здоровьем, но он хочет сыграть на Уимблдоне

Спорт в России и мире

«Лето в Москве»: необычные спортивные занятия проведут для горожан 23 июня

All sports news today

Sports in Russia today


В сочинском парке «Ривьера» установили национальный рекорд по массовой медитации

Новости России

Game News

Model viewer forensics reveal that Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree's Dancing Lion boss is actually two little guys piloting it around


Исторический экскурс "И будет долгим эхо той войны", ко Дню памяти и скорби

Губернаторы России

ЧЭРЗ закупил современное оборудование в рамках инвестпрограммы

РБК: основателя "Русских фондов" Васильева задержали по делу Новицкого

«Он карабкался за каждую ниточку»: подросток выпал из окна больницы в Москве и погиб

Петербург стал лидером среди регионов по числу заражений ковидом в прошлом году

Нападения в Дагестане - это месть? В России хотят разжечь второй фронт

Поэт. Радио Поэт. Стихи поэтов. Русские поэты. Писатели и поэты. Известные поэты. Поэт года. Поэты России. Лучшие поэты. Поэт песенник.

Анастасию Волочкову покалечил астролог

Ирина Ортман оставляет в прошлом «Всё, что было вчера».

Ротация Стихов и Прозы на Радио ПОЭТ.

Калинская обыграла Азаренко и вышла в финал турнира в Берлине

Рыбакину "оставили" без Уимблдона

Маринов, Мартьянова, Шлейхер: кто еще из звезд Игр БРИКС мог поехать на Олимпиаду в Париж

Шокирующая информация появилась о здоровье Елены Рыбакиной

Новый рекорд России: медитация Relax FM объединила 1699 человек

Сергей Собянин. Главное за день

На фестивале «День молодежи» пройдет конкурс короткометражного кино

Поздравление по случаю 6-летия партии «Армянские Орлы. Единая Армения»

Ирина Ортман оставляет в прошлом «Всё, что было вчера».

Каждый пятый россиянин считает, что привычка носить обручальное кольца и верность взаимосвязаны

Диарея и рвота обеспечены: назван самый опасный регион для летнего отдыха в России

Минское «Динамо» без проблем вышло в ⅛ финала Кубка Беларуси

24 июня: какой сегодня праздник, что было в этот день

Глава КЧР Рашид Темрезов выразил соболезнования родным ветерана Великой Отечественной войны Хамита Канаматова в связи с его кончиной

Петербург стал лидером среди регионов по числу заражений ковидом в прошлом году

NetEase: Китай отверг предложение предать Россию, на что США промолчали

Путин в России и мире

Персональные новости
Юрий Визбор

"Вторым быть не хотел". Юрий Визбор VS. Владимир Высоцкий

News Every Day

Anthony Joshua-Daniel Dubois: Two-Weight World Champion Has No Doubt Who Hits Harder

Friends of Today24

Музыкальные новости

Персональные новости