Month: January 2021

Voice observes International Privacy Day, demands data protection law

VOICE, a human rights organisation, observed International Privacy Day on 28 January and expressed concerns over the right to privacy and data protection in the emerging digital world dominated by technology. According to their press release, VOICE conducted a perception study on privacy earlier which revealed that more than 90 percent people would prefer to…

BATB violating tobacco law in online advertisements

Speakers at a webinar urged the government to take immediate measures against tobacco advertisement shown in e-commerce website buyherenow.com.bd. They also called for banning Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes of the tobacco companies. The webinar was organised by the research and rights-based organisation VOICE on Thursday. Also the event was held in-person at the Civic…

Online ad a violation of tobacco control act: Speakers

The Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage Act, 2013 does not allow tobacco companies in Bangladesh to telecast a direct advertisement that promotes or inspires tobacco consumption. But recently, e-commerce website buyherenow.com.bd showed a pop-up tobacco advertisement of Benson & Hedges (B&H) — a product of British American Tobacco (BAT). Research and rights-based organisation VOICE organised…

BATB’s online advertisement violates tobacco control law

“If we cannot stop the involvement of senior officials, we cannot make Bangladesh a tobacco-free nation even in a century” – Monjurul Ahsan The government should take immediate steps against tobacco advertisement on e-Commerce platform buyherenow.com.bd, said speakers at a webinar on Thursday. They also called for banning corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes by tobacco…