Digital Security Act 2018

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Is the Data Protection Act an extension of DSA?

Over the past several months, efforts have been afoot to frame a data protection law in Bangladesh.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

Democracy facing an existential struggle

It is a matter of great misfortune, as well as of disappointment and uncertainty, that democracy in Bangladesh is practically absent now.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

UN rights chief’s visit: Conflicting expectations and a hope for positive change

UN human rights chief's visit to Dhaka revealed contrasting expectations on the part of the government and rights groups.

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

Thoughts on Sajid’s and Sourodip’s victory

Two university students have made Bangladesh the first Asian country to win the World Universities Debating Championships. Will this stunning rhetorical feat spark the spirit of debate in our society?

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.