Pakistan – Data protection & privacy

CHAPTER 1: National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

1.5. COVID-19 and the NAP (page 11)

‘Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the nature of business in terms of the increasing amount of corporate activity moving to the digital realm, and the rapidly increasing role of freelance work and the gig economy. In light of these rapid changes, it is imperative that human rights are given the same level of importance in the digital economy. It is crucial that the rights of workers in the digital economy are respected, and ethical guidelines concerning data protection and privacy are adhered to.’