Facebook shown concern with FIA over cyber crime against children and women in Pakistan

The management of Facebook has expressed dedication to work in association with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to combat cyber crime.

Facebook shown concern with FIA over cyber crime against children and women in PakistanThe management of Facebook also offered to arrange capacity-building training of officers in order to keep them updated with latest social media trends and techniques.

A management team from their Facebook Headquarters of Asia Pacific, headed by Head of Safety Policy Amber Hawkes and Manager Trust and Safety Michael Yoon visited the office of FIA DG Wajid Zia for discussing cooperation on reduction of cyber crime, particularly to protect women and children in Pakistan.

Officials said in a press release that additional director general Ehsan Sadiq and director Waqar Ahmed Chohan briefed the Facebook team about the agency’s role in combating cyber crime. Issues of mutual collaboration and cooperation in data sharing as well as its awareness among social media users in Pakistan were discussed in detailed in meeting.

FIA is a law enforcement agency dedicated to fight cyber crime. Inception of this Hi-Tech crime fighting unit transpired in 2007 to identify and curb the phenomenon of technological abuse in society

National Reponse Centre for Cyber Crime (NR3C), is the latest introduction to mandate of the FIA, primarily to deal with technology based crimes in Pakistan. It is the only unit of its kind in the country and in addition to the directly received complaints also assists other law enforcement agencies in their own cases.

According to the officials it was decided that the agency would nominate focal persons of cyber crime wing in each province to liaise with Facebook on cyber crime cases against children and women.