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Awareness group demands personal data protection law

  • Published at 09:47 pm January 28th, 2018
Awareness group demands personal data protection law
A cyber crime awareness group has called for the government to enact laws to protect personal data being collected by technological services. Cyber Crime Awareness Foundation (CCABD) organized a seminar titled “Privacy Talk” regarding Data Privacy Day 2018 at Dhaka Reporter's Unity on Sunday. Panelists at the seminar analyzed the security threats posed by tech corporations in the name of tech services and presented a paper on this issue. The seminar was led by CCABD Convener Kazi Mustafiz. Agami Technologies and Media Mix Communications were partners of the event. The panelists were Office of the Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) Joint Secretary Abul Mansur Mohammad Sharf Uddin, Organizations adviser Engineer AKM Nazrul Haider, United States Digital Service (USDS) Sheikh Galib Rahman, University of Maryland Cyber Security Professor Dr M Panna. At the seminar, Abul Mansur Mohammad Sharf Uddin expressed concern regarding the use of tech services by the youth who were unaware of the threats posed by the technology. AKM Nazrul Haider advised mobile app users to be more careful before sharing their personal information. CCABD organized this event as a part of their cyber security awareness program. In his paper, Mustafiz demanded cyber security laws to prevent violations of personal information. The paper suggested some privacy tips for business organizations:
If a company has collected personal information of consumers, it must protect the data and follow reasonable security measures.
Companies have to be open and honest about how they are collecting, using and sharing personal information of consumers, think of how consumers might expect them to use their information and create a default control system to keep them secured.
Companies can establish dependability among consumers by implementing what they promise and informing clearly and consciously about their privacy measures.
They should build privacy concerns in their organization as employees play an important role to keep the information of consumers safe.
Instead of having a 'privacy notice' on their website, companies should add some features so that users can specify approval/non-approval for sharing certain types of information.
They should monitor all the steps of partner organizations and subsidiaries because they could be held responsible for how those organizations collect and use personal information of consumers.