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Pakistan to Ensue National Cybersecurity and Personal Data Protection Measures by December

Pakistan plans to pass the cybersecurity and personal data protection policy by December in light of Egyptian app, SWVL’s data and privacy breach last month. The popular bus sharing application suffered a major data breach which exposed customer data.

Previously too, Rewterz, a Dubai based information security company revealed that the private data of 115 million Pakistani mobile users was exposed and up for sale on the dark web. Pertaining to this, Pakistan’s Minister of Information Technology, Amin-ul-Haque states:

‘A bill related to personal data protection will pass from the parliament very soon, I am very hopeful that we will complete all procedures by December this year.”

Haque further added:

“The ministry of IT is working on cybersecurity and data protection for the last many months, we have drafted a bill for legislation which remained on our website for public viewing. We got feedback from the public and other stockholders from inside the country as well as abroad, including the United States.”

Besides this the IT minister states that they have formed a committee including law enforcement agencies in order to stop future data breaches as such.

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