Information Technology Law Firm in Pakistan"How Rules Interact With Tools"

Information Technology Law in Pakistan

In Pakistan, IT companies such as Cloud Computing, Fintech and Web Applications or SaaS registration and their legal compliance are the main factors in consideration by the Government.
Presently, guidelines are weak as there are no other professional legal services providers in Pakistan which bring the facts into the notice of the tech companies.

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In Pakistan, IT companies such as Cloud Computing, Fintech and Web Applications or SaaS registration and their legal compliance are the main factors in consideration by the Government.
Information technology is a fast growing industry in Pakistan and it has a potential to expand more in future.
For the purpose of its safe extension, certain laws are required in order to secure the interest of the public and tech companies.
Presently, guidelines are weak as there are no other professional legal services providers in Pakistan which bring the facts into the notice of the tech companies.
The Case Lawyer is the first law firm in Pakistan which provides legal services in information technology law.
We have made technical research on available data about the regulation of different tech companies and scientifically analyzed their legal problems in.
In our recommendation we divided the smooth run of online business into two different phases:

Pre-Launching Phase

PROTECTING YOUR FINANCES

If you are planning to build an online empire, you have to consider the following;
● Company Registration Process
● Registration with other government institutions
● Licensing obtaining
● Internet Contracts
● Intellectual Property

Post-Launching Phase

If you have successfully gone through the first phase, doesn’t mean you
won’t face legal issues.
In order to continue your services safely, you need to consider the
following;
● Data Protection and Privacy – Cyber Security
● Service Maintenance contracts
● Compliance and Governance with regulations
● Regulation of services with the state laws and policy directives
● Response to the sanctions imposed by the government
● Representation before the government

● Copyright vigilance and notices against infringements
● Taxes, Payments, Investments and Profit disputes
● Company’s internal legal disputes
● Contract’s upgradation and reviews
● Litigation in courts of law
By our research, we find the following business models on the internet and
the issues you may face.

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Pre-Launching Business Phase
Premium Services Model

Irrespective of whether you are establishing or running SaaS or Web
Applications, you must focus on the following legal works,
1. Service Level Agreement – SLA
2. Services Subscription Agreement
3. End-User License Agreement
4. Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy and
Disclaimer
5. Vendor and Client contracts
6. API agreements with third-parties
7. Data Protection and Privacy law compliance
8. Payment Gateways related issues and contracts
9. Compliance with consumer and competition law
10. Compliance with other governing laws and regulations
11.Brand and Service Protection through IP
12.Marketing and Client acquisition agreements

E-Commerce / Third Party Seller Model

If your company is providing E-commerce related services on the internet
then you have to focus on;
1. Data Protection and Privacy management
2. Data transfer agreements
3. Marketplace agreements
4. Master Service agreements
5. Logistic agreements
6. Franchise agreements
7. Supplier and Seller agreements
8. Cloud computing agreements
9. Other issues as discussed above

Hardware Products / Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is an emerging online business today and as the
business and its scope emerges, the companies must already be prepared to
face legal issues and their solutions. Here you can seek guidance from our
research.
1. License agreements
2. Technology transfer agreements
3. Sourcing agreements
4. Manufacturing agreements
5. Country specific warranties
6. Insurance contracts and claims
7. Regulation and compliance with related laws
8. Government contracts and public projects
9. Other consumer law and contracts

Data Monetization / Data Selling Model

1. Data Protection and Privacy Management
2. Data Transfer Agreements
3. Public Policy

Tech Consulting / Service Support Model

All related work

Logistic & Transportation Tech Models
Digital Media Company Model
Data Science application / AI Models
Ed-Tech
Cloud Computing

You’re probably using cloud computing right now, even if you don’t
realize it. If you use an online service to send email, edit documents, watch
movies or TV, listen to music, play games, or store pictures and other files,
it’s likely that cloud computing is making it all possible behind the scenes.

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

With IaaS, you rent IT infrastructure—servers and virtual machines
(VMs), storage, networks, operating systems

Platform as a service (PaaS)

Platform as a service refers to cloud computing services that supply
an on-demand environment for developing, testing, delivering, and
managing software applications. PaaS is designed to make it easier for
developers to quickly create web or mobile apps, without worrying about
setting up or managing the underlying infrastructure of servers, storage,
network, and databases needed for development.

Software as a service (SaaS)

Software as a service is a method for delivering software applications
over the Internet, on demand and typically on a subscription basis. With
SaaS, cloud providers host and manage the software application and
underlying infrastructure, and handle any maintenance, like software
upgrades and security patching. Users connect to the application over the
Internet, usually with a web browser on their phone, tablet, or PC.

FinTech

Digital Currency & Blockchain
● Crypto and virtual currency focused funds
● Blockchain technology platforms
● Digital ledgers
● Token developers
Lending/Loan Tech Companies
● Marketplace lending
● Peer-to-peer lending
● Alternative underwriting platforms
● Blockchain lending technology
Stock Market
● Robo-advising
● Investment management tech
● Broker tech
● Online exchanges
Insurance Companies
● Digital insurance
● Data analytics and software for re-insurers
● Alternative insurance offerings
Mobile Payment
● Mobile wallets
● Alternative payments
● Money transmitters
Investment Tech

Why Choose Us

Our law firm is equipped with the advanced level skills which make us
expert in the following legal sectors:
1. Internet Contracts and Agreements drafting and upgradation
2. Data Protection and Privacy recommendations – Cyber Security
3. Advise on common compliance and governance
4. Assurance of safe regulation of emerging technology
5. IP surveillance and protection
6. Representation before the state institutions
7. Tech Litigation
8. Public Policy

Information technology law and legal compliance in Pakistan

IT law can be approached in different ways. The professional sees a
collection of more or less fragmented legal issues having to do with
technology companies.
The Case Lawyer assesses a new electronic world where classic legal
concepts and old models of reasoning no longer apply.
Our concept can be summarised in the proposition that “how rules
interact with tools”.
The main challenge of IT law has to do with improvement and better
understanding.
The direction chosen has to do with a core legal issue of how the
relationships between legal regulation and technical tools ought to be dealt
with as they are closely interlinked.
The development of Information Technology in Pakistan tends to bring
about new situations and create needs for enhancement of legal regulation
and development of legal solutions.
I.T. law is a fairly new field of law that deals with the issues surrounding the
growth of technology, new methods and tools are constantly being
developed.

With that, it is important to know the basic principles of the law and how to
use them correctly to ensure the safety of your business.
If you believe, as most of us do, that the Internet and I.T. have changed the
world, you should also be convinced that the use of the Internet and
computers has changed the practice of law as well.
The internet gives the average person the ability to practice law from
anywhere.
This can have both positive and negative effects on the practice of law.
In addition, the Internet has given lawyers and other legal professionals the
ability to practice law from anywhere.

The need for an IT law

In the current context of Pakistan, the introduction of IT law is a very
important and hard to do task.
The technicalities of IT law are quite complicated.
We should not only concentrate on the technology and the laws associated
with it but also the laws and regulations that should be made in order to
ensure a safe and secure environment for all the users of the same
technology.
The IT industry is a major contributor to Pakistan’s economy. According to
the reports, the IT Sector is one of the fastest growing sectors of Pakistan
contributing about 7 billion USD.

In addition, the sector is a highly vital part of the government, as many of
the country’s major government departments use the Internet for their
daily business.
Technology evolves at a fast rate. In a relatively short span of time, we have
gone from having to memorize cassette tapes to being able to listen to a
song on our iPhones.
However, the regulatory landscape has not managed to keep up with the
demand for new technologies with the result that many of these innovations
only remain in the experimental stage, failing to find wider adoption.

Information Technology & Legal Issues

On the one hand, technology is advancing rapidly, and the internet is
making electronic transactions easier, faster, and more secure. But, on the
other hand, new technologies come with new security risks and legal issues.
The law and legal issues that arise from the use of information technology
are also profoundly changing the way in which people conduct business,
communicate with each other, and more.
As time, technology changes; and so it has communication and legal issues.
The law has to keep up with the changes. A lot of people are asking for
changes in the laws related to the digital and IT era.
Information technology impacts almost every aspect of our modern
existence.
Without the machine, our lives would be even more complicated, and our
environment would be even more distorted than it is today.
Information technology is not an invention of the past few years, but it’s a
technology that has been around for about four decades.

Development of IT law in Pakistan

IT law is often referred to as “the law of the Internet”.
Nonetheless, it still operates under the “general law” of the land. This term
refers to a person who is subject to the “laws” imposed by the state.
Pakistan is famous for being behind the curve in many fields of technology.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority set up in 1996 to oversee the
telecom industry, is still in its infancy.
Despite having the potential to overtake India, the telecom industry in
Pakistan is not in a position to evolve rapidly.
Pakistan is an emerging economy with an active IT scene.
The country is home to more than 250,000 IT professionals according to
the International Data Corporation (IDC).
The IT industry in Pakistan has made significant strides in the past few
years and has grown to become a $7.8 billion dollar industry, with an
estimated growth rate of 18% over the next three years.

The sector is expected to grow even faster, with the government preparing
the necessary regulatory framework to accommodate the IT industry.
A new Personal Data Protection bill has been drafted to allow the
government to control and regulate the data protection and privacy issues
for tech companies.
The Bill would be a more forceful tool for the government to use to regulate
information technology companies to secure the data.
Currently, the Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) is not in the
position to enforce or regulate information technology, as the government
does not have sufficient resources.

Legal Requirements for Information Technology

A law cannot be effective unless it is enforced.
Obligations to supply IT services to the public arise from a number of
sources.
From the need to ensure the integrity of the service the provider provides,
to requirements to meet obligations to the state when providing the service,
to the need to ensure the provider does not exploit other people’s data.
Since the dawn of technology, IT departments have been required to be
proactive in protecting their consumers from hacking, phishing, and
identity theft.
Part of this security effort includes robust training and awareness of legal
requirements that govern the use of technology.
Unfortunately, this hasn’t always been the case, with many companies
turning a blind eye to legal liability.

We know of several cases where companies were fined tens of thousands of
dollars—and in one instance, $11.5 million—for failing to report a security
breach.
In the past few years, Pakistan has witnessed some very serious security
related incidents over the internet that have affected its national security.
These incidents have also been widely reported in the media, and the topic
has received substantial attention.
In order to address the issue smartly, it is necessary to have an information
technology law in Pakistan.

Detailed Explanation Of Why We Need An IT Law In Pakistan

There is a lot of misinformation or misunderstanding about IT in Pakistan
but we think that the IT law is one of the most important laws of the
country because it will help to create more opportunities as well as safe
transactions for the people in the country.
The government of Pakistan is currently working on the IT law which will
be helpful for the consumers and the I.T companies operating in Pakistan.
We want to educate the people and companies about the importance of this
law.
We also want to bring the law on the internet for the people of Pakistan.
Many people think that it is legal to use pirated software. Some think that it
is allowed to copy a CD and save it on a computer hard drive. Some think
that it is legal to download software from the internet. And some think that
it is okay to copy a DVD and save it on a computer hard drive.
Therefore, this article is to discuss the legality of the various types of IT in
pakistan and to put out a comprehensive list of the IT Laws in Pakistan.
As a person who is the first part of the Pakistani society, I believe that the
IT law in Pakistan is necessary.
I believe that the proper IT law should be implemented in Pakistan.
The reason behind this is that as a business person, you will need IT law.
IT law is there at the moment but it is not applicable to the citizens.

If IT law is not applicable to the citizens, there are different laws which
need to be applied to different people.
For example, if an individual is manufacturing or selling medicines, he or
she must have a license before selling and same it comes to the IT law. That
is why I feel that IT law is also necessary in Pakistan.
‘If you want to know what the key elements of an IT law in Pakistan are,
and how we can get it, you should contact us.’

Compliance with the information technology law

The federal government issued several notifications that created a new
framework for the Technology companies, which requires all companies to
comply with certain standards in regards to information technology.
The IT law is important for three major reasons:
It ensures that companies do not have any form of unfair advantage by
using certain kinds of technology, which will likely be used to spy on their
consumer’s activities.
It ensures the safe transactions and protection of personal and critical data
of the consumers.
Moreover, it will help with national security, too—a government official said
that this particular law will help the government prevent terrorism and
other crimes

Hiring an I.T. Law Firm

In order to understand what an IT Law firm needs in order to operate
successfully, one must first understand a little bit about the industry and
the role of the IT Law firm.
Hiring of IT Law firms is usually one of the first steps taken by companies
when they find that they need to hire a lawyer to handle a situation.
In today’s world, companies are dependent on technology in order to
operate, which means that the IT Law firm is often the first option explored
if a company needs legal representation.

Lawyer for information technology companies

It’s a challenge to research and analyze what lawyers have to say about
information technology, but we’re up to the task at hand.
We have been in the IT industry for the last 5 years, in the legal field for the
last 7 years, and we have a comprehensive understanding of the legal side of
IT.

Expertise in I.T. Law

With New Technology emerging like a mushroom in every decade,
technological development is bound to lead to new emerging issues.
As individuals, we are bound to misuse technology in various ways.
These are mostly resulting in a lot of problems in the society.
I.T. Law is a novel area of law which provides users of technology with legal
remedies against the negligent use of technology by another.
Today, the law has become an important part of the society, if not the most
important one.
The law is a tool of the legal system which rules the society.
There are various ways that an organization can acquire technology, such as
by buying it outright, or by using it as a service.
Since the advent of cloud computing, IT departments have been licensing
more and more software.
The complexities of software licensing are a useful example of the need for
IT professionals to have knowledge of the law, even in Pakistan.

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