Data Sovereignty Or data Control? | The Daily Star

The federal government is drafting a invoice to make social media surveillance stricter and authorized.

The aim of the invoice is seemingly benign -- safety of information generated inside the nation. Consultants and social media customers, nonetheless, concern that it is going to be much less about safety and extra about intervention into person knowledge.


"We've no legal guidelines to take motion towards social media firms. We've no legal guidelines on knowledge safety and nothing to guard the privateness of individuals…It's our final purpose to make social media firms comply with the legal guidelines of Bangladesh." 

Mustafa Jabbar Minister of Put up and Telecommunication

"There are loads of restrictions in holding offline dissentso the web turned the place wherepeople began coming to, however the small venue the place folks may categorical their opinions is not going to be there anymore. The regulation will dissuade me from taking part in conversations to construct my very own nation," mentioned Dr CR Abrar, an instructional presently working as part of Nagorik, a platform that works with civic rights and freedom of expression.

Most main social actions in latest instances all started by mobilising on-line, earlier than hitting the streets.

It's on this local weather that the brand new knowledge safety act is being formulated. One of many major options of this new regulation will probably be knowledge localisation, that means knowledge about residents collected by main tech firms should be saved nationally.

State Minister for Info and Communication Expertise Zunaid Ahmed Palak confirmed to The Every day Star that they're certainly drafting such a invoice.

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