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Digital services are like blessing to us. These services saves our valuable time and energy.

But a
big drawback of these services is privacy concern. These services often poses privacy threat of

Privacy Threats:

Lots of digital services are available in Bangladesh right now.

Facebook ( social networking site)

End-users share a wide variety of information on Facebook, but a discussion of the privacy
implications of doing so has yet to emerge. Facebook affects privacy and there are serious flaws
in the system. Privacy on Facebook is undermined by three principal factors: users disclose too
much, Facebook does not take adequate steps to protect user privacy, and third parties are
actively seeking out end-user information using Facebook. Besides, other people might get
access to those information that user shares for their friends and relatives. Last year Mark
Zuckerberg was accused for the violating privacy of users.

Financial services

Service Objective Institutional Advantage


Nagad Digital Financial Service Post Office Larger Transaction Limit;

Regulatory Advantage

D Money Digital Payment Platform Post Office Digital Islamic Wallet

2tk Accounts

bKash Mobile Financial Service BRAC Bank Largest Market Share & Network of

Rocket Mobile Banking Dutch Bangla Bank Banking Facilities

Nexus Pay Mobile Financial Service for Dutch Bangla Bank No Transaction Commission
Existing Customers Charged
These services has lots of advantage but a big problem is that banks can locate users location and
other transaction information. Some time they can track a user without his permission.

Laws regulating Right to Digital Privacy:

Unlike the United States or the European Union, Bangladesh does not have a comprehensive
statute for data protection and digital privacy. Bangladesh Parliament had passed 'The
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Act 2006' aimed at enhancing the use of ICT
in all spheres of activity. The objective of the law is to expand the suitable use of information
technology in overall social system. The Act touches the issue of privacy in section 68, 78 and
79. These are the good provisions in protection of privacy rights in the context of Bangladesh but
on the other hand, the provisions of the ICT Act have long been considered inadequate to deal
with privacy claims of the sort that have become common in light of the proliferation of second
generation social networking sites like facebook. The first hurdle created by the Act is its narrow
and restrictive definition of the term 'data', which requires it to be prepared in a formalised
manner. The scope of such formalisation remains ambiguous and prima facie does not cover user
data available informally on facebook. There is only one section (section 509) in the Penal Code
relating to the right to privacy that says about the privacy of women. Because of the misuse of
facebook, many girls or women's privacy are being disclosed, which is an offence under section
509 of Penal Code.