The Right to Privacy in Bangladesh in the Context of Technological Advancement
International and Comparative Law Journal 1(2)
14 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2019 Last revised: 22 Jan 2023
Date Written: December 8, 2018
Privacy is a necessity for any human to keep one’s individuality to one’s own. Thus, the right to privacy is provided to people through different statutory rules, norms of society and understanding among human beings. Over time, ‘the right to privacy’ gets an undisputable status as an absolute human right. But, sitting in an era of internet, where technology has advanced in such a manner that it has brought a revolution in the manner of communication and information system. In this digital era of communication, one is ruining one’s privacy by own sharing behaviour without knowing the final fate of the information in this globally connected world. Moreover, as the information gets stored in the computer-based system, the chance of a threat to one’s privacy remains. In this context, the paper will explore whether being a country of 20th Century , Bangladesh has considered “the right to privacy” as a fundamental right. In doing so, the paper will scrutinize how the right is protected under the national laws. In discussing the development of “the right to privacy” and technology, the paper will argue the importance of protecting the right to privacy. In this digital era, where the people have started sharing their information with relatively faceless institutions for use - it urges for the security of this personal information.
Keywords: e-privacy, e-communication, right to privacy, social media
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