Data Access and Protection Laws in Pakistan: A technical review

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Data Access and Protection Laws in Pakistan: A technical review
The advancement of technologies has supported an exponential rise in the collection and use of data. Data, when used appropriately, can support better decision-making and inform innovation. Data has value to entrepreneurs and innovators who seek to design products that respond to user needs. However, the widespread collection and use of data have also spawned concerns about individual rights and data privacy. Issues related to collection, usage, dissemination, and access to data have also come to the forefront. To address these concerns, many countries across the globe have introduced data protection laws. This policy brief identifies and analyses global best practices in data protection and data access. It is developed in response to an inquiry related to data and research in the education sector, specifically in Pakistan. The brief explores the potential practical challenges in the enforcement and implementation of global good practices in the context of the data protection environment in Pakistan; it proposes a set of key recommendations for the Government of Pakistan, provincial governments, development partners, and other education-related ministries and public departments. Keywords: Data protection (laws), good practices, data access, privacy rights, children's data, sensitive data, data-driven policy, data integration, third-party data sharing, open data, data security, data governance, encryption An output of the EdTech Hub,
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Halim, W., Upadhyay, A., & Coflan, C. (2022). Data Access and Protection Laws in Pakistan: A technical review (Helpdesk Response No. 44). EdTech Hub.
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