The Facebook administration has pledged to work with FIA to combat cybercrime

The Facebook administration has pledged to work with FIA to combat cybercrime

ISLAMABAD: The Facebook administration has pledged to work with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to combat cybercrime.

In addition, Facebook also offered training to enhance officers' capabilities so that they could keep up with the latest social media trends.

A management team from Asia Pacific's Facebook headquarters visited the office of FI Director General Wajid Zia, headed by Safety Policy chief Amber Hawkes and Trust and Safety Manager Michael Yun, and to prevent cybercrime, especially for children and women. Discussed cooperation to protect.

According to a press release quoting the meeting, FIA's Additional Director General Ehsan Siddique and Director Waqar Ahmad Chauhan briefed the Facebook team about the organization's role in combating cybercrime.

Besides, issues of mutual sharing and cooperation in data sharing, as well as awareness of cybercrime among social media users in Pakistan, were discussed.

According to the FIA ​​statement, "It was decided that the organization would designate a focal person of the cybercrime wing in each province to contact Facebook on cyber crimes against women and children".

On the other hand, the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication also met.

The Secretary Information Technology and Telecommunication and the Chairman of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) briefed the committee on the Citizen Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020, but the committee was not satisfied with the briefing.

The view of the committee members was that these rules should be discussed in the National Assembly, after which they should be referred to the Standing Committee on Information Technology for further clarification.

The members said that even after the suggestions of the committee, the above rules should be sent to the House.

The committee postponed the meeting's agenda and directed the Ministry of Information Technology, Ministry of Law and Justice, PTA, NECTA, NTC and FIA to brief the members at the next meeting.

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