National Telecommunication Monitoring Centre


Bangladesh government to arm phone-tapping agency with new tools, staffing

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said a project has been undertaken to strengthen the capacity of the National Telecommunication Monitoring Centre to intercept the criminal activities on the internet.
The NTMC is responsible for eavesdropping on telephone and internet surveillance.
“Modern equipment and skilled manpower are needed to face the menace of criminal activities on the web,” Kamal told the parliament in response to a question from a ruling Awami League member Bazlul Huq Harun on Wednesday.
“By modernising the monitoring centre, we would be able to gather more information about the militants. And the law enforcers would be able to combat the militants more efficiently using that information,” he said.
Article 43 of the Constitution gives the citizen the right to privacy and securing personal information. The Right to Information Act also acknowledges that as well. But, for the sake of national security, the government agency is given power to eavesdrop on persons of interest.


  • 28 June 2017