ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has despatched an invite to Asia Web Coalition (AIC), which consists of Google, Fb, and different tech giants, to attend the continued session course of over Residents Safety (Towards On-line Hurt) Guidelines, 2020.
“In a formal letter written to the Managing Director of AIC, Chairman PTA invited AIC and its members for a consultative face to face or video conferencing meeting with the Committee during the coming week,” mentioned a press launch.
The brand new regulatory guidelines, which introduces tips for tech giants about content material regulation, have been criticised by the AIC.
The AIC, in February, expressed reservations over the foundations and threatened that companies in Pakistan will likely be suspended it the brand new legal guidelines weren’t revised by the federal government.
In an official assertion, the AIC mentioned: “…we wish to express our sincere concern that unless revoked, these rules will severely cripple the growth of Pakistan’s digital economy”.
It added, “In fact, the rules as currently written would make it extremely difficult for AIC Members to make their services available to Pakistani users and businesses”.