Digital PakistanPakistan Data Protection Bill Entering Final Stages

Pakistan Data Protection Bill Entering Final Stages

“The Ministry of Information Technology has finalized the Data Protection Bill. The final draft of the bill will be hashed for approval in Parliament after the law department and relevant forums.”

A special committee on data protection met under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for IT Syed Aminul Haq. The meeting was attended by all stakeholders including National Security Advisor Moeed Yousaf, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. All the efforts of the Ministry of IT for the preparation of the Data Protection Bill are commendable, said the committee members.

The main purpose of the bill is to protect the data of citizens and to prevent its use without permission. Attempts were made to bring it in the form of a consensus law in consultation with the public and stakeholders.

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