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Challenges in Prosecution of Electronic Crimes

Challenges in Prosecution of Electronic Crimes

In November 2016, I participated in a workshop organized at the University of Cardiff on the use of open source communications (OSC) in investigation of cybercrime. Professor Martin Innes, director of the university’s Crime and Security Research Institute, shared his research analysing the …Continue reading

Examining the Cybercrime Law

Nearly a year has passed since the Parliament of Pakistan promulgated a law to regulate electronic crimes. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act of 2016 covered an array of offences related to cyberspace. In all, it listed 23 offences: unauthorized access to …Continue reading

The Role of Technology in Justice Delivery

In his paper titled “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied”, Anwar (Andy) N. Khan, a professor emeritus of Legal Studies at Canada’s Athabasca University, states that backlog of cases at various courts in India stood at a whopping 30 million in 2015. Timely …Continue reading

Smart Cop on the Beat

Dr. Haider Ashraf is the deputy inspector general (DIG) operations, Lahore. He also serves as a commander of the Punjab Police’s Integrated Command, Control and Communication (PPIC3) system recently established under the Punjab Safe Cities Authority. He is credited with pioneering technological …Continue reading

Law and Technology Combine to Catch Habitual Criminal

With at least 30 First Information Reports (FIRs) registered against him, Muhammad Imran is a habitual criminal. Most of the FIRs are for dacoity, and the oldest one dates back to 2005. In 2016 alone, 9 cases have been registered against the …Continue reading

The Debate on Cybercrimes Law

A study of the proposed law and the way forward. By Verda Munir The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) apprehends one Fahad Bari. He is accused of harassing women on Facebook. The raiding team finds objectionable content on his computer and confiscates it …Continue reading

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