Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq said Saturday that the Digital Security Act (DSA) is sufficiently necessary in the current reality.
“That the DSA was enacted for restricting freedom of expression and media — is not right at all,” he said.
The minister said this while addressing a seminar on ‘Secured Digital Society: Role of the state’ organised by the Postal and Telecommunications division at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in the capital, as the chief guest.
“Some sections of an act are misused, which is usual,” he acknowledged, saying that criminals always try to commit crimes by bypassing the DSA.
The minister observed that police and lawmakers must try to stay two steps ahead of actual criminals who always try to keep themselves one step ahead.
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Regarding the proposed Data Protection Act, he said there is no chance to be confused as the Data Protection Act will be constituted after discussion with stakeholders.
“We are now global citizens while many crimes are transborder and the ‘Mutual Legal Assistance Act’ was enacted to tackle such crimes,” the minister added.
Postal and Telecommunications division Secretary Abu Hena Morshed Zaman, BTRC Commissioner Abu Syed Dilijar Hussain, DMP Additional Commissioner Md Nazmul Islam and ICT Affairs Journalist Rashed Mehedhi among others addressed at the function.