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Graham Greenleaf

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199679669

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679669.001.0001

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Privacy in the Other Seven South Asian (SAARC) States

Privacy in the Other Seven South Asian (SAARC) States

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(p.434) (p.435) 16 Privacy in the Other Seven South Asian (SAARC) States
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Asian Data Privacy Laws
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Graham Greenleaf

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679669.003.0016

In this chapter the limited privacy developments in each of the seven South Asian countries (other than India) are detailed, including constitutional, general law and statutory protection. None of the South Asian countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives, Bhutan, and Afghanistan have data privacy laws for their private sectors, nor does it seem likely that any will be put in place in the near future. However, there are lesser but still significant data privacy developments in most of these countries. They include a near-comprehensive data privacy regime in Nepal’s public sector; a Right to Information (RTI) Act with some data privacy extensions in Bangladesh; computer crime and compensation provisions in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan; and constitutional protections (at least in theory) in most. RTI initiatives, which can be stepping stones to full data privacy legislation, have been commenced, but remain incomplete, in most of these countries.

Keywords:   data protection, privacy, SAARC, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan, Afghanistan

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