The federal government aims to launch its personal WhatsApp-like messaging app, Good Office, by June 2021 which can cover all advance communication options moreover saying to accelerate work on finalizing Personal Data Protection Bill.

The Ministry of Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication on Friday mentioning federal minister Amin ul Haque mentioned that the ‘Smart Office’ app might be launched by the Pakistani authorities by June 2021.

Haque mentioned that the federal government is effectively conscious of the considerations of Pakistani customers concerning the up to date principles of social media app WhatsApp and reprioritizing its guidelines, through which getting ready a Personal Data Protection Bill, accelerating work on a chat program for government workers and growing contacts with social media corporations are included.

He mentioned that the federal cabinet released orders to the ministry for creating an app like WhatsApp for govt. workers. Haque added that it’s now essential to accelerate work on the Personal Data Protection Bill.

The federal minister mentioned that the federal government is totally conscious of considerations of WhatsApp customers over its rules changes and the privacy rights of the customers couldn’t be breached. He additionally disclosed severe considerations over the Fb-owned WhatsApp’s transfer to start out deleting consumer accounts for not accepting its rules changes.

WhatsApp ought to have taken opinion from customers earlier than updating its rules and no firm is allowed to impose its selections to its customers by pressures. The rules needs to be the identical for world customers. The brand new rule is not going to be efficient in some international locations together with Europe, Brazil and the US.

Based on the IT ministry, within the first section, the app might be launched in main cities after being prepared on an experimental basis. On January 13, the Ministry of Information and Technology had mentioned that it’s monitoring the present developments and clarifications offered by Fb.

“It is delivered to notice that above modifications in privateness are suited on WhatsApp enterprise accounts solely whereas common non-business/particular person profiles/accounts should not affected,” reads the assertion. IT ministry additional mentioned that everyone digital platforms ought to strengthen their engagements with the Authorities of Pakistan in order that considerations of most of the people and companies might be effectively addressed by all means.


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