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The DPA Activity Tracker provides our latest information on developments in legislatures, judiciaries and the executive branches of G20, EU member states and Switzerland.

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Data localisation requirement in Data Protection Act

Latest event Date: 2022-07-16 law drafting
Released Draft Data Protection Act 2022 including data localisation requirement

On 16 July 2022, the Bangladesh Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) released the draft Data Protection Act 2022. The draft specifies that sensitive personal data and data generated by users have to be stored in the country.

Implementer
Bangladesh
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data localisation requirements
Economic activity cross-cutting
under deliberation

Data Protection Authority Governane Regulation in Data Protection Act

Latest event Date: 2022-07-16 law drafting
Released Draft Data Protection Act 2022 establishing data protection authority

On 16 July 2022, the Bangladesh Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) released a draft Data Protection Act (2022). In particular, the draft would allow for the creation of a Data Protection Office under the oversight of the Di…

Implementer
Bangladesh
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection authority governance
Economic activity cross-cutting
under deliberation

Cross-Border Data Transfer Regulation in Data Protection Act

Latest event Date: 2022-07-16 law drafting
Released Draft Data Protection Act 2022 including cross-border data transfer regulation

On 16 July 2022, the Bangladesh Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) released the draft Data Protection Act 2022. The draft outlines requirements for the cross-border transfer of personal data. In particular, the draft speci…

Implementer
Bangladesh
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cross-border data transfer regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
under deliberation

Data Protection Regulation in Data Protection Act

Latest event Date: 2022-07-16 law introduction
ICT releases draft law on Data Protection

On 16 July 2022, the Bangladesh Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) released a draft Data Protection Act (2022). The Act outlines Bangladesh’s principles on data collection, processing, and user privacy standards. The draft…

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Bangladesh
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

Decision on WTO E-commerce Moratorium

Latest event Date: 2022-06-17 treaty adoption
Published decision on WTO E-commerce Moratorium

On 17 June 2022, the World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded the 12th Ministerial Conference and published a "Decision on the E-commerce Moratorium and Work Programme". Particularly, the Ministerial Conference decided to "reinvigorate" the Work Pro…

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WTO members
Policy area International trade
Policy or regulatory element Import tariff
Economic activity cross-cutting
processing consultation

Draft Regulation on Digital, Social Media, and OTT Platforms

Latest event Date: 2022-02-18 order consultation closed
Closed consultation on Draft Regulation on Digital, Social Media, and OTT Platforms

On 18 February 2022, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) closed the consultation on its draft regulation for "Digital, Social Media, and OTT Platforms". The draft outlines duties of intermediaries, such as a maximum user da…

Implementer
Bangladesh
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data protection regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Latest event Date: 2021-11-24 declaration adoption
UNESCO adopts recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

The General Conference of UNESCO adopted the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence at its 41st session. This occurred two years after the resolution of the previous General Conference's session in November 2019 to develop this firs…

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Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Algorithm design and technical standards
Economic activity cross-cutting
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