Islamabad: The government has decided to introduce the Personal Data Protection Bill 2022 for the protection of the personal data of citizens, according to news published on Monday (January 31).
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The bill was presented in front of the cabinet and after its approval, the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has referred the Personal Data Protection Bill 2022 to the Ministry of Law.
As per the details, the main features of the bill will include the development of a commission, roles and obligations of the data controllers and data processors, cross border data mechanisms, accountability mechanisms on the misuse of citizens’ data, and rights to the data subjects.
Moreover, the ministry has presented the data protection law for trusted and credible data management so it can fulfil its responsibilities towards the citizens. The MoITT mentioned that the proposed bill will promote trade and e-commerce. Also, it will provide safety measures for standardised business processes that will help in creating a fair business environment.
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Furthermore, the ministry disclosed that a balanced data protection law will help bring digital platforms to the country and will ensure legal certainty to international and local companies. Through this, the ministry aims to create a secure digital economy. The proposed bill will help Pakistani companies operating in other countries to bring their citizen’s data to Pakistan and improve their business.