Can someone record your audio calls, videos or take pictures without your permission or consent?

Online Questions & AnswersCan someone record your audio calls, videos or take pictures without your permission or consent?
muhammad saria asked 1 year ago
asalam o alikum sir/madam i want to know if someone record a video/audio from mobile during argument without permission is it a crime? if yes what action we can take? thank you

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Attorney Staff answered 11 months ago

Yes, it is illegal to record someone’s video without their consent in Pakistan. According to the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) 2016, it is a criminal offense to record someone’s video without their consent. Section 24 of the act states that anyone who intentionally captures, transmits or disseminates the image of a person’s private body parts or their activities, without their consent, can be punished with imprisonment and/or a fine.
Furthermore, the Pakistan Penal Code also criminalizes the act of voyeurism under Section 354-C. This section states that anyone who intrudes upon the privacy of another person by watching, capturing or recording their private activities, without their consent, can be punished with imprisonment and/or a fine.
Therefore, it is important to obtain consent from the person being recorded before recording their video or taking their photograph in Pakistan.