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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 | June 18, 2020
Online censorship

ON June 4, 2020, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) held a consultation on the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020. While civil society groups boycotted it, standing by their...

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Posted by | May 29, 2020
Away with the rules

THE Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020, are back on the agenda. The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) recently uploaded a survey titled Consultation Framework, seeking stakeholder input on the...

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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 14, 2020
Data protection bill

With so much of our personal data at the disposal of government authorities and private companies, it was about time that the government listened to citizen demands for a data...

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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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Posted by | May 12, 2020
Collaboration between Bolo Bhi and Global Internet Freedom Project at George Washington University (GW) Law School

View or download the document here. https://bolobhi.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Note-on-the-Collaboration.pdf

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Posted by | April 29, 2020
Bolo Bhi’s Analysis of the Personal Data Protection Bill 2020

On April 10, 2020, the Ministry of Information and Technology and Telecommunications (MOITT) invited input from stakeholders on a draft Personal Data Protection Bill 2020 via email by May 15,...

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