Posted by | July 28, 2020
Episode 5: Pakistan’s censorship regime under Section 37 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 and the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020, reviewed against fundamental rights under the Constitution

Guest: Faisal Daudpota, a lawyer with experience of more than 22 years and has appeared in cases before the High Courts in Pakistan and the DIFC Courts in Dubai. He...

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Posted by | July 28, 2020
Episode 4: Navigating legal instruments and platform policies, while protecting user rights from a regional perspective

  Guest: Chinmayi Arun, resident fellow of the Information Society Project at the Yale Law School and an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center of Internet & Society at Harvard...

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Posted by | July 28, 2020
Episode 3: Topic: Collaboration with the Global Internet Freedom Project at George Washington University (GW) Law School, data protection with reference to the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2020 (Pakistan) and data localisation

Guest: Arturo J. Carrillo, Clinical Professor of Law and founding Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at The George Washington University Law School, where he also co-directs the Global...

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Posted by | July 28, 2020
Episode 2: Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020, content moderation by platforms, and the Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship

Guest: Michael Karanicolas, Wikimedia Fellow at Yale Law School, where he leads the Initiative on Intermediaries and Information. His research encompasses a number of thematic areas, including freedom of expression...

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Posted by | July 28, 2020
Episode 1: Bolo Bhi’s analysis on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2020 and Citizen Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020

Participants: Bolo Bhi Team – Farieha Aziz, Usama Khilji, Shumaila Shahani, and Kashaf Rehman   In this discussion, the Personal Data Protection Bill 2020 and Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm)...

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Posted by | July 18, 2020
Bolo Bhi’s Policy Brief on Pakistan’s Internet Censorship Regime

Bolo Bhi traces content regulation over the years, starting with the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Evaluation of Websites (IMCEW) notified in 2006 to Section 37 of the Prevention of Electronic...

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Posted by | June 20, 2020
Problems with PTA’s VPN Registration

by Saihaj Shahbaz Butt On 10th June, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) made a press release confirming that they will be continuing their (Virtual Private Network) VPN registration process. If all...

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Posted by | May 28, 2020
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL 2020 WITH LAWS AND BILLS IN THE EU, UK, INDIA & MALAYSIA

Overview of the Comparative Analysis  By Shumaila Hussain Shahani The draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2020 was made available by the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) on its...

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Posted by | May 13, 2020
Other Democracies Don’t Have Data Localization Laws, So Pakistan Shouldn’t Either

By Sarah Kerrigan Student-Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C., USA Imagine taking a trip with your family. You finally get to the hotel and...

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Posted by | May 13, 2020
The Perils of PECA: Democratic New Rules for Online Content Regulation in Pakistan?

By Ariel Overton Student-Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C., USA On October 24, 2019, human rights activist Gulalai Ismail’s father, Professor Muhammad Ismail, was...

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