Issue Brief May 8, 2023
Bangladesh draft data protection act 2023: Potential and pitfalls
By Christabel Randolph
The Bangladesh government’s updated draft data protection bill is a welcome revision of its 2022 attempt to address the country’s lack of a comprehensive data protection law, but there is still room for constructive change to heighten regulatory certainty.
Issue Brief May 4, 2023
India’s personal data protection act and the politics of digital governance
By Stephen Weymouth
The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill of 2022 aims to balance the interests of Indian consumers seeking enhanced privacy and data security against the business need for unconstrained data flows.
Issue Brief Apr 17, 2023
Pakistan’s rapidly digitizing society requires clear policymaking
By Uzair Younus
This issue brief provides recommended steps that policymakers in Pakistan ought to take to address key concerns around free expression on the internet, and to generate momentum to catalyze higher levels of growth in Pakistan’s technology ecosystem.
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Issue Brief Apr 19, 2022
E-commerce policy for a new digital India
By Anand Raghuraman
As India looks to revise its e-commerce frameworks, policymakers in Delhi have a unique opportunity to articulate core principles and processes that can deliver practical, inclusive, and durable policy solutions.
SouthAsiaSource May 22, 2023
In Pakistan, populist Imran Khan faces the biggest challenge of his political career
By Roohan Ahmed
Imran Khan, Pakistan’s populist former prime minister, is facing the biggest test of his political career as he challenges the very same security establishment that accelerated his journey to power in the 2018 elections.
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