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Sunday, November 14, 2004

Pakistan introduces privacy law to protect "offshored" data 

Responding to concerns that threaten south Asia's position in the outsourcing sector, Pakistan has just introduced the Foreign Data Security and Protection Act 2004. It aims to only protect foreign data, not indigenous data:

Pakistan Link Headlines:

"IT Minister unveils draft of Data Protection Act

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Technology Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari has unveiled a draft version of the data protection act prepared by the Ministry of Information Technology.

'With increasing competition in the global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) marketplace, the lack of legal cover given to the protection of data within the country is an impediment to growth in this sector', said Leghari at a meeting of the ministry's officials.

The draft act, titled the 'Foreign Data Security and Protection Act 2004' aims to provide for protection and safety to foreign data with regard to the processing of such data in Pakistan...."

See also: IT Ministry unveils draft of data protection act (Daily Times - Pakistan).


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