Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016

Federal Investigation Agency:  http://www.fia.gov.pk

Federal Investigation Agency Complaints: http://complaint.fia.gov.pk/

National Response Centre for Cyber Crime (NR3C): http://www.nr3c.gov.pk/

 

What is the Act About?

The Act provides a comprehensive legal framework that defines various kinds of electronic crimes, mechanisms for investigation, prosecution and adjudication in relation to electronic crimes.

Offenses and Punishments:

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Section 3

Any unauthorized access to an information system is an offence; punishment of up to three months or fine up to Rs. 50,000, or both.

Section 4

Unauthorized copying or transmission of data; punishment up to six months or fine up to Rs 100,000, or both.

Section 5

Interference or damage to an information system; punishment of up to two years or fine up to Rs 500,000, or both.

Section 6

Unauthorized access to a critical infrastructure information system (which is an information system that supports critical infrastructure that is infrastructure necessary for essential services in the country); punishment of up to three years or fine up to Rs 1 million, or both.

Section 7

Unauthorized copying or transmission of critical infrastructure data; punishment of up to five years or fine up to Rs 5 million, or both.

Section 8

Interference or damage of critical infrastructure data or information system; punishment of up to seven years or fine up to Rs 10 million, or both.

Section 12

Electronic fraud; punishment of up to two years or fine up to Rs 10 million, or both.

Section 13

Making obtaining or supplying device, data, or information system used in an offence; punishment of up to six months in jail or fine of up to Rs 50,000, or both.

Section 14

Unauthorized use of identity information of another person; punishment of op to three years or fine of up to Rs 5 million, or both.

Section 15

Unauthorized issuance of SIM cards; punishment of up to three years or a fine of up to Rs 500,000, or both.

Section 16

Tampering with communication information; punishment of up to three years or a fine of up to Rs 1 million, or both.

Section 17

Unauthorized interception of transmission; punishment of up to two years or a fine of up to Rs 500,000, or both.

Section 18

Offences against a natural person; punishment of up to three years or a fine of up to Rs 1 million, or both.

Section 19

Offences against the modesty of a natural person or minor; punishment of up to seven years or fine of up to Rs 5 million, or both.

Section 20

Writing offering or making available of malicious code is an offence; punishment of up to two years or fine of Rs 1 million, or both.

Section 21

Cyber stalking: For adult victims, punishment of up to three years or fine of Rs 1 million or both. For minor victims, punishment of up to five years or fine of Rs 10 million, or both.

Section 22

Spamming: Fine of up to Rs 50,000 for the first offence; fine between Rs 50,000 and 1 million for the subsequent offences.

Section 23

Spoofing i.e. false websites etc. with dishonest intent; punishment of up to three years imprisonment or fine of Rs 500,000, or both.

Know More:

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Web-links

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)

http://www.fia.gov.pk

National Response Centre for Cyber Crime (NR3C) – Department of FIA

http://www.nr3c.gov.pk/

Online complaint Application

http://complaint.fia.gov.pk/

Postal Address:

National Response Centre for Cyber Crime (NR3C) Head-Quarters

Postal Address:        2nd Floor, National Police Foundation Building, Mauve Area, Sector G-10/4, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Phone:                        +92 51 9106384

Fax:                             +92 51 9106383

Email:                         [email protected]

National Response Centre for Cyber Crime (NR3C), Peshawar

Postal Address:        Opposite RMI Hospital, Phase 5, Hayatabad, Peshawar, KPK.

Phone:                        +92 91 9217109