Digital Security Act 2018

May 3, 2022
May 3, 2022

World Press Freedom Day: Speak now or forever hold your tongue

Essentially, if someone expresses a critical view of the achievement of Bangladesh’s Liberation War, or the country’s relationship with another nation in a Facebook status, or even in a private message between friends on WhatsApp, that individual could be subjected to criminal punishment under the DSA, intrusive surveillance under the data protection law, or censorship under the digital, social media and OTT platform regulations. 

April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022

Digital Security Act may have led to some excesses: Momen tells Washington

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said there might have been excesses while enforcing the Digital Security Act, "but the government is now very careful to make sure the law is not abused".

May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020

3 Meherpur journos sued under Digital Security Act

Three journalists of a local newspaper in Meherpur have been sued under the Digital Security Act.

February 24, 2020
February 24, 2020

Digital Security Act: HC asks govt why 2 sections aren’t unconstitutional

The High Court issues a rule asking the government to explain in four weeks why sections 25 and 31 of the Digital Security Act 2018 should not be declared unconstitutional.

February 24, 2020
February 24, 2020

HC questions legality of two sections under Digital Security Act

The High Court questions the legality of two sections under the Digital Security Act involving the publishing of false or intimidating information, and crimes and penalty for deterioration of law and order.

August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019

Case against Shahidul: SC upholds stay on probe

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a High Court order that stayed the investigation of the case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act against renowned photographer Shahidul Alam.

August 5, 2019
August 5, 2019

2 held in Bogura for ‘spreading rumours’ in social media

Two persons are arrested from Bogura Sadar upazila for allegedly spreading rumours in social media.

May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019

Poet Henry Sawpon gets bail in Digital Security Act case

A court in Barishal grants bail to poet and journalist Henry Sawpon in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.

April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019

Sonagazi ex-OC sued, PBI asked to submit report by Apr 30

Dhaka Cyber Tribunal takes the case filed against former officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi Model Police Station Moazzem Hossain into cognisance and asks the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to submit a report by April 30.

January 24, 2019
January 24, 2019

1 held for ‘spreading rumour’ on social media

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-10) today claimed to have detained a man on charge of spreading rumours on social media.