Ismail Sheikh reports:
Despite being a signatory to international treaties recognising the right to privacy as a fundamental human right and the Constitution of Pakistan also reaffirming the inviolability of this right, the country’s operational legal framework does little to protect a citizen’s right to privacy, a report by digital rights NGO Bytes for All revealed on Friday.
Highlighting discrepancies and flaws existing in the county’s privacy rights laws, the report titled, ‘Conflicting with the Constitution – Privacy Rights & Laws in Pakistan‘, called for a privacy protection act to be passed by the Parliament. The act, the group advocated, should be created through a thorough consultative process amongst all major stakeholders and must incorporate privacy protection guidelines at par with international standards.
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