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Name: Digital Security Act, 2018.
Country: Bangladesh
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2018-10-08
Entry into force:
ISN: BGD-2018-L-110029
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=110029&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Bangladesh Government’s Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-GOV CIRT) PDF PDF (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2020-06-23)
Abstract/Citation: The Act is enacted to ensure National Digital Security and enact laws regarding Digital Crime Identification, Prevention, Suppression, Trial and other related matters.

Of note: the Act includes a jail sentence of up to 14 years for any "propaganda or campaign against liberation war, cognition of liberation war, father of the nation, National Anthem or National Flag" (Section 21). Section 31(1) provides that a person may be jailed for up to 10 years if the "destroy any communal harmony or create unrest or disorder".

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