Nadra launches a service for data protection.
The new service, called "Data Protection Compliance," is designed to help organizations comply with data protection regulations by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) .
The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) in Pakistan has recently rolled out a new data protection service, which is aimed at safeguarding the personal data of citizens. The move comes in response to growing concerns about data privacy and security in the country and is seen as a positive step towards protecting the rights of individuals.
The new service, called "Data Protection Compliance," is designed to help organizations comply with data protection regulations by providing a framework for managing and protecting personal data. The service includes a range of tools and resources, including policies and procedures, training materials, and technical solutions for managing data securely. The launch of the service comes at a time when data breaches are becoming increasingly common in Pakistan. In recent years, several high-profile data breaches have been reported, including one at the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) in 2018, which resulted in the theft of sensitive data belonging to more than 200,000 individuals.
The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), in a key step towards protecting the privacy of citizens' data, has launched the ground-breaking "Ijazat Aap Ki" (your permission) service, which gives people control over their data. By allowing citizens to provide their consent before the verification of CNICs, this cutting-edge technology will guarantee that their sensitive data is always safe and secure.
"By offering residents actual and practical ownership and restricting unauthorized access, the authority has now made a historically significant move. The implementation of a multi-layered control mechanism demonstrates Nadra's commitment to transferring ID management from conventional security procedures to a digital consent regime, according to Mr. Malik. In keeping with his mission to safeguard data security and defend citizen privacy, he claimed that consent management was a digital method. As with physical property, citizens are now empowered to regulate access and guard against misuse or unauthorized use of their data, according to Mr. Malik. Your personal information is your data, he continued. Data is being utilized to empower folks and grant ownership rights to their data as we transition from a world where it is used against people to one that is digital. Data on citizens is not for sale; it is a valuable asset that Nadra fiercely defends. Citizens' informed consent will now be necessary before a product or service provider can use their data, according to the Nadra chairman.
The new service is expected to have a significant impact on data protection in Pakistan, and to help organizations to better protect the personal data of citizens. However, there are also concerns about the cost of the service, and whether smaller organizations will be able to afford it. NADRA has indicated that it will work with organizations to provide customized solutions that meet their specific needs and budgets.
Overall, the launch of the new data protection service is a positive step towards protecting the privacy and security of personal data in Pakistan. As more and more organizations recognize the importance of data protection, it is hoped that the country will become a safer and more secure place for citizens to live and work.
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