Digital security act won't hamper press freedom, says Anisul | 2019-07-14

Digital security act won't hamper press freedom, says Anisul

Sun Online Desk

14th July, 2019 09:01:09 printer

Digital security act won't hamper press freedom, says Anisul

Law minister Anisul Huq on Sunday said the Digital Security Act has not been formulated to hamper the freedom of expression of people and freedom of newspapers.

“I want to clarify again that the digital security act is constitutional rights of people. It is formulated only to prevent cyber-crime related offences,” he said.

Law minister came up with the remarks while talking to journalists after a meeting with 11-member delegation led by European Union Ambassador Rensje Teerink at his residence in the capital’s Gulshan.

He also reaffirmed the countrymen that the government will do everything to stop the abuse of the digital security act.

United State and Canadian high commissioners also took part at the meeting.

About the meeting, law minister told journalist, “They (delegation) have few concerns over the digital security act and they came here to know about the progress of the concerns.”

“Basically, we have discussed about the section 43 of the digital security act at the meeting and I heard their opinion about it,” he added.


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