Dhaka, Bangladesh
Inu assures of omitting anything worrisome

Digital Security Act

Inu assures of omitting anything worrisome

Government will consider omitting if anything worrisome is found in the proposed Digital Security Act, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said on Tuesday, reports UNB. Amid a rising criticism over the Act, the minister came up with the words of assurance in a meeting with Federation of Television Professional Organization (FTPO) held at the Secretariat. Inu urged the citizens of the country, media activists and FTPO authority to submit their written proposals if they find anything worrisome or problematic in the Act. He said, the Act has been approved in the cabinet and will be sent to parliamentary committee and later it will be finalized in the parliament. "Bangladesh is being digitalized day by day. This Digital Security Act has been formulated to ensure the safety of 16 crore people, for the safety of women and children and to ensure the sanctity of mass media", added the minister. Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, the Information Affairs Advisor of the Prime Minister, said, as digital crime is occurring in Bangladesh like many other countries, this Act has been introduced to prevent the criminals. He also said that, if the Act is misused then they will work along with the Information Ministry against it. Recently the Section 32 of the proposed Digital Security Act has created anxiety among the people of the country, specially among the media activists. According to them, the implementation of this Act will affect investigative journalism. The media activists also protested the Act by posting "#I_AM_SPY" hash tag in the social media.

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