Islamabad,(6th March 2020 – Mudasser Chudhary): Chairman Pakistan Telecomm Authority(PTA) held a meeting today with representatives of Pakistan Software Houses Association (PASHA). Matters pertaining to digital economy and ease of doing e-commerce were discussed.
Challenges being faced by the regulator to manage unlawful online content were also discussed in detail. There was a consensus regarding a balanced approach between freedom of speech and content regulation.
Broad-based consultation on Citizen Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020 with all stakeholders including foreign tech-companies, AIC and civil society was recommended during the meeting.