CYBER LAW IN BANGLADESH

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CYBER LAW IN BANGLADESH
« on: November 20, 2012, 06:42:35 AM »
The government of Bangladesh is planning to form two separate tribunals to prevent growing cyber crimes. The process to set up the tribunals in Dhaka and Chittagong is under progress. Currently there are not enough laws to prevent cyber related crimes in Bangladesh. One major regulations in this sector is 'The Bangladesh Information & Communication Law 2006(As amended in 2009)'. Under section 56(1) of this act, the cyber related offences will be punishable maximum 10 years imprisonment with or without fine. Section 68 of this act discussed  establishment of  tribunal.
Though considerable time has passed since the enactment of the Act, we appreciated the recent declaration.

Md.Riaduzzaman
Sr. Lecturer, Department of Law
Daffodil International University
Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 04:00:41 PM »
Thanks Riad for giving the current news. As far as I remember in 2008 a Bangladeshi hacker named Mirza hacked the RAB’s website. He confessed that including RAB’s website he hacked national, international websites. In fact to protect ourselves including our national matters we need not only strong laws, but also proper implementation. We have the Information and Communication Technology Act- 2006 but according to the ICT Act the cyber crime will be treated as non cognigible offence for that except some cases police can’t arrest the criminals without warrant.
Do you have any update of this law?

Ma'am

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 10:00:01 PM »
 Dear Madam
Thank you very much for your reply.
 First cyber crime incidents in Bangladesh received due attention of the police authority nearly 9 years back. On 23 August 2004 an email was sent to The Daily Prothom Alo threatening to kill Sheikh Hasina, the then Leader of the Opposition in the parliament. Two days latter on 25 August/2004 another email was sent to the Bangladesh Police Headquarters threatening Khaleda Zia, the then Prime Minister, her elder son and some members of the parliament.
Cyber-crime is still a low priority to Bangladesh’s concerned authority. Very few computers related offences are reported to the police. To investigate the most complicated hi-tech computer related crimes, our whole security systems need to be furnished with modern techniques. Only positive news in this regard in Bangladesh is the declaration to set up tribunal.
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has told an international conference in Budapest that cybercrime was "one of the greatest global and strategic challenges of our time". Mr Hague highlighted the UK's resolve to tackle the problem - it is spending £2m setting up a cybercrime centre. And he warned that attempts by governments to block controversial material were doomed to failure.
Recent UK’s proposed legislation
The Digital Economy Act 2010 received Royal Assent at the very end of the last Parliament. Sections 3 to 18 of the Act cover online infringement of copyright. Several provisions have proved controversial and have not yet been implemented. The Government is proceeding with implementation of an “initial obligations code” (allowed for under section 11 of the Act). Under the proposed system, an internet service provider would send a warning letter to a customer detected downloading copyright material for free from the internet. If the infringing activity continued, two follow-up letters would be sent. Once the third letter was dispatched, the customer’s download history could be released to the owners of the copyrighted material, enabling legal action to be initiated against the infringer. However, the copyright owner would first have to gain a court order to determine the identity of the file sharer, as the download history provided would be anonymised. Customers thus accused would be able to file an appeal for £20, which would be refunded if the appeal were successful. The Act also envisaged further measures which might be taken against infringers such as blocking their internet access or temporarily suspending their accounts. Such measures could only be considered after the Code has been in force for at least 12 months, and would require further legislation and approval by Parliament.
Md.Riaduzzaman
Sr. Lecturer, Department of Law
Daffodil International University
Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Offline Farhana Helal Mehtab

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2012, 01:04:58 PM »
Dear Riad,

Thanks for sharing the information. In last semester we offered 'Cyber Law' and hopefully will offer that course in next semester. Try to collect latest laws & information regarding this course so that you can contribute in the department.

All the Best,

Ma'am

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 10:30:56 PM »
Dear Sir,
           
                 Thanks a lot for your nice presentation about the topic.I have learned new  things from your Article.i did not know about the cyber law in our Bangladesh.i want to know that what crimes are tried under the the cyber law.
 
    But in our constitution in Article 43 of fundamental rights lays that-every citizen shall have the to be the privacy of his correspondence and other means of communication. now my question is that Did this Article may be conflicted the cyber law.

     shahida sultana shimul

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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 09:24:04 PM »
Dear S S Shimul,
Thank you for your reply and query.There is an established difference between right to privacy, freedom of expression and hacking. Well, The Constitution of Bangladesh guaranteed some rights as fundamental, but remember these are not absolute rather qualified i.e. subjects to certain restrictions.
The object of cyber law is to protect and secure constitutional rights not to infringe them. However the important thing is how and against whom the law will apply. So malicious political intention like in Indonesia----- where recently ‘Cybercrime Prevention Act -2012’ enacted to crackdown the opposition always remind us the famous ‘knife theory’-------- whether knife belongs to a doctor or a robber.

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Md.Riaduzzaman
Md.Riaduzzaman
Sr. Lecturer, Department of Law
Daffodil International University
Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2012, 10:09:18 PM »
Dear Sir,
           
                 Thanks a lot for your information about the topic. now i am clear that fact.       i am also reading  this link "internet-privacy".

                 shahida sultana shimul