Data protection | The Daily Star
  • Data Protection is Social Protection

    In recent decades, social assistance programmes around the world have been strengthened to the point that they now benefit more than 2.5 billion people, usually the poorest and most vulnerable.

  • Bangladesh steps into the data protection regime

    The jurisprudence of data protection stems from the right to privacy. Data protection and privacy are recognised as fundamental rights.

  • Rethinking our digital priorities

    On April 14, 2016, the European Union adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with the aim of giving control to people over their personal data, recognising certain “digital” rights that individuals are entitled to regarding how their personal data is collected and used.

  • Why it's relevant for us and how it relates to RTI

    In the days before May 25, email users all over the world were bombarded with a barrage of electronic messages updating them on something called the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Observers claim that the number of messages dispatched by businesses throughout the world on the occasion might have surpassed those sent during Christmas or New Year. On that day, Europe became subject to the GDPR, a law aimed primarily at bringing outdated personal data laws across EU up to speed with the fast-moving digital era. GDPR has an impact far beyond Europe.

  • Facebook data transfers threatened by Safe Harbour ruling

    A pact that helped the tech giants and others send personal data from the EU to the US has been ruled invalid.