Impact of compliance on Pakistan and AJK

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Internationally, compliance is controlled by applicable information security regulations such as the United States (US) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Countries have set regulatory and standard requirements to be met for the exchange of information internally or externally.

There has also been much debate in Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) about data security and transfer issues. It is hard to predict the full impact of the EU referendum on Pakistan and AJK, but in short, the change will be minimal. Further, Pakistan and AJK need to focus on e-commerce, data protection, data transfer, and data breach regulations to keep up with United Kingdom (UK) cybersecurity measures. Longer term, there is still likely lots to do—particularly with the UK putting in place agreements to replace current EU deals, and many variations are currently possible.

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