‘Personal Data Protection Bill’ prepared in Pakistan on the concerns of social media users

 

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has drafted a personal data protection bill on the concerns of social media users.

Sources said that the Personal Data Protection Bill has been prepared on the concerns of the consumers and it has been decided to send it to the Cabinet immediately.

According to sources, the new bill takes into account all international rules and the policies of social media companies.

Confirming this to Geo News, Federal Minister for IT Syed Aminul Haq said that the Personal Data Protection Bill is being sent to the Law Ministry for legalization.

He said that while maintaining privacy and economic continuity in the bill, the sole purpose of the bill was to protect Pakistani consumers and promote economic activities.

The Federal Minister for IT said that the consultation and suggestions of all stakeholders have been included in the preparation of the Data Protection Bill. The key element of the data protection policy is the individual consumer, not the business consumer.

Amin-ul-Haq said that social media rules have also been implemented in Pakistan, under the new rules all global social media platforms are required to set up liaison offices in Pakistan and the government is awaiting response from global social media platforms.

Updated: January 15, 2021 — 10:42 am

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