Digital Rights Advocacy & Defence

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SECTION 2: Digital rights advocacy and defense

  • Pakistan-based citizens and civil society organizations
  • Independent international digital rights organizations
  • UN and global multilateral organizations
  • Governmental and other sources

Media Matters for Democracy submits formal feedback on Data Protection Bill 2020
Date: June 3, 2020 – Source: Media Matters for Democracy
Media Matters for Democracy has submitted its formal review, comments, and recommendations in response to the draft Personal Data Protection Bill 2020 posted on the website of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication for feedback.

Technology firms seek formal withdrawal of Citizen Protection rules
Date: June 6, 2020 – Source: Dawn
A day after the government officially began its consultation meetings with local stakeholders, the Asia Internet Coalition has submitted comments and recommendations on the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020.

Pakistani scholars among winners of Facebook award
Date: June 21, 2020 – Source 1: Express Tribune, Source 2: Technology Review
Pakistan’s Junaid Qadir, Professor at the Information Technology University of the Punjab, along with co-investigator Amana Raquib, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi were announced winners of the Ethics in AI Research Initiative for the Asia Pacific, by Facebook.

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