The government has initiated a ‘Personal Information Protection Act’ to ensure that personal information is not lost, but that no one can harm or harm, so that compensation is made easier. The survey is already done. The Postal and Telecommunications Department is now awaiting the report. The draft will start when the report is received.
Companies responsible for protecting the personal information that users provide (especially when creating IDs) are used by the concerned companies while using other media, including Facebook, Google, YouTube. But sometimes, it is seen that those organizations use the information of individuals for different purposes or give it to a third entity in exchange for money. The charges are the most common against Facebook. It is alleged that about 90 million users of Facebook’s information were handed over to different organizations. Google also has a charge. We do not have laws to recover or compensate individuals for the misuse of these information in developed countries. It is difficult to catch if these organizations steal information from the people of the country or sell it to a third party. Those organizations do not have any registered offices in this country.
The concerned say that if the personal information protection law is passed, those organisations will be obliged to comply with local laws and can be controlled. Any misuse of user information can also be easily compensated.
When asked about this, Postal and Telecommunications Minister Mostafa Jabbar told the Bangla Tribune, “We will create the Personal Information Protection Act (Data Security Act) as soon as possible. We have made policy decisions on this issue and the work has gone a long way.
The minister added, “We have done a survey. It turns out that 90 percent of the world’s countries have passed data security laws. This has enabled the protection of the personal information of the people of the country concerned. The latest example is Singapore. “We have already asked the TeleCommunications Department to review all the laws of the world and produce a report,” he said. Later, the draft will be prepared and delivered to the appropriate authorities. ‘
“Someone will give as much personal information as he needs,” he said. The state will decide how much the person will disclose his information. There will be no privacy if there is no data protection. We can’t catch Facebook, YouTube because of the lack of this law. The law says that the publisher has no responsibility. Although the person is caught for misinformation, Facebook has no responsibility, no punishment as a publisher. Why can’t Facebook avoid responsibility? The digital security law has a maximum compensation of Tk. 1crore. The quality of Facebook, YouTube is not a compensation of tk. 100 crore. The protection of personal information is a great way to increase these to make it legally accountable to the people of the country, to the government. We will draft it and send it to the Cabinet. Work is on. ‘
Reza Salim, director of the It Information Technology Project for Information Technology and Development , Our Village, said, “The fundamental rights of the Bangladesh Constitution are to preserve the right of the citizens to privacy, in accordance with the reasonable restrictions imposed by the law” in article 43. That’s it. But we still don’t have specific laws to protect personal privacy or personal information. Public awareness is more important than the law. So in many cases we don’t know when to go where my personal information, which others don’t need to know, is going the wrong way. And as a result, we don’t understand that we can be in trouble at any time or that someone could put me in danger by using my personal information.
“The developed countries are not satisfied with the internet security of our country,” he added. We need to focus here. We need to raise awareness. We need to create a ‘Personal Information Protection Act’, especially in addition to the INFORMATION Act. Foreign IT companies should come to our country and not create a situation that is embarrassing to us. Even if the law promises or registers, it will make it easier for them to trade in our country so that they cannot smuggle information into our country, even tax ingout their businesses. ”
Many of the incidents of the proper implementation of the Personal Information Protection Act in the United States, Europe, Japan and Korea have generated widespread discussion and awareness around the world. Singapore has also recently introduced the law. The law is expected to be introduced by the neighbouring country, India. On August 24, 2017, the Supreme Court of India ruled that privacy is the fundamental right of Indian citizens. Privacy or Right to Privacy is the fundamental right of citizens.
“We are happy with the government’s initiative,” said Mohammad Abdul Haq Anu, general secretary of the Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum. But the task has to be completed quickly. Because we’re having a scary day ahead. If we don’t know right now, our personal information may be untasked. We can’t go anywhere for treatment. ‘
“The Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum has been working for a long time to do this. Consulting with the concerned departments of the government. The examples of countries explain why we need the law. Thank you for their efforts to succeed. ‘