Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Friday introduced it has additional prolonged the deadline for companies and the general public to register their Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) with the authority.
Under the brand new deadline, customers can register their VPNs until September 30, 2020.
The transfer was made on the suggestions of the Ministry of IT, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) and Pakistan Software Houses Association (PASHA).
“Legitimate VPN users are requested to approach their internet service provider for initiating VPN registration process,” stated PTA.
Users can ship of their inquiries to the authority at [email protected]
Earlier, on the outset of July, PTA had offered a chance for VPN registration until July 31.
Prior to that, in June, the authority stated that the train is “being undertaken to promote legal #ICT services/business in Pakistan and safety of telecom users”.
It stated that “appropriate registration is required from PTA for any mode communication in which communication becomes hidden or encrypted”.
The authority had invited customers to finish registration by June 30, 2020.
It had warned that motion will probably be taken “only against unauthorised VPNs for terminating illegal traffic which causes loss to the national exchequer”.
A VPN is a service that permits customers to browse the web with their web protocol (IP) tackle masked so their on-line actions are nearly untraceable. This permits a person to take care of on-line safety and privateness.