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 January 1, 2017  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Online

Ikram Junaidi reports:

The privacy policies of telecommunications providers in Pakistan are inconsistent, lack adequate oversight and updates and are not always readily available to the public, research has found.

The Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) on Friday released a report on ‘Telecoms Privacy and Data Protection Policies in Pakistan’, in which the NGO studied the country’s major telecommunications companies: Mobilink, Telenor Pakistan, Ufone, Warid and Zong, and found that their privacy policies have not met privacy and customers’ data protection standards.

The study found that none of the available privacy policies indicated an awareness of the provisions of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) passed earlier this year.

Read more on Dawn.

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