Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, said on Monday that cyber security laws were urgently required keeping in mind freedom of speech and personal, reports BSS.
The minister was speaking at a seminar organized by Article 19, a human rights organization, at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) regarding the proposed Digital security Act, 2016.
The law was being enacted to protect freedom and not to establish control over cyber space the minister, also chairman of the Bangladesh Internet Governance Council said. He further said that the law was being enacted to secure "Digital Bangladesh'.
He said the law was being enacted to protect personal freedoms, particularly those of children and women and also state security.
The seminar was also attended by all stakeholders in the sector including academics, entrepreneurs and human rights activists.
The recommendations of the seminar would be sent to the concerned authorities for their perusal.