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Creating fake social media account will now be punishable in Pakistan, MoITT

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Creating fake social media account on will now be punishable in Pakistan, it will be impossible to create fake social media account and blackmail, the government has created Personal Data Protection 2020.

The government has created Personal Data Protection 2020 against blackmail makers by creating fake accounts on social media. According to the bill, it will now be discouraged to create fake accounts and IDs of celebrities.

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Information about bank accounts, credit cards, bio-metric data, mental health and medical records will be preserved.

Personal information of a person may not be used for commercial purposes. In this regard, the Personal Data Protection Authority of Pakistan, comprising seven persons, will be formed.

The authority will include the Ministry of IT, Defense and Interior and IT specialists. The authority will create a licensing framework for the data controller and data processor.

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Funds will be set up to run the affairs of the Authority. The negligence in data security will result in a penalty of five million.

The authority will also set up a data controller and data processor licensing framework, and the government will also set up a Personal Data Protection Fund to run the affairs of the authority. Violation of the Protection Act will result in a fine of Rs 1.5 crore, while theft of personal information more than once will result in a fine of Rs 250 crore.

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