Cape Times

Cyber liberty in Pakistan in decline


ISLAMABAD: : Pakistan is among the top 10 countries in the world where internet freedom has been on the decline, an internatio­nal freedom advocacy group has said.

A report by the Washington­based Freedom House titled “Freedom on the Net 2021: The Global Drive to Control Big Tech”, raised concerns over the rules proposed by the country that could further damage cyber liberty, Dawn newspaper reported.

“Pakistan’s proposed rules have raised alarms about their impact on end-to-end encryption.

“The draft requires social media companies with more than 500 000 users to hand over data, the report said.

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