It is important to explore the strengths of the bill as well as address its shortcomings.
Transparency is essential in the government’s methods.
The only type of regulation that makes sense for internet-based content is self-regulation.
The University of Balochistan case is only the proverbial tip of the iceberg of privacy violations in Pakistan.
Perhaps technology can empower citizens to hold the law-enforcement system accountable.
If surveillance is to be carried out, there should at least be safeguards against abuse.
The obsession with capturing every moment through phones acts as a saviour.
Efforts to control what citizens can say sound ideal in an Orwellian dystopia, but not in a democratic state.
The draft law contains some welcome steps to protect personal information.
Are citizens expected to blindly peddle state propaganda and not question state excesses?
Tech companies have begun to cede to requests for censorship.
It is time for tough decisions to establish the writ of the state.
Voting is a right, not a privilege.
Social media is far more democratic than other forms of media.
Criticism of state policies must not be discouraged.
Women using social media to speak up have received unparalleled solidarity — and astonishing backlash.
There are no laws to protect your data in Pakistan. So how can we minimise breaches like the Careem hack?
Citizens and governments should hold companies to higher safety standards when dealing with private information.
Companies that profit off our data should be made to pay damages under the law.
A smartphone app won’t stop hate speech.
It is unfortunate that mainstream media has provided less than due coverage to these movements.