Facebook to appoint representative in Bangladesh

Sun Online Desk

23rd September, 2019 08:11:46 printer

Facebook to appoint representative in Bangladesh

The government on Monday said Facebook, most popular social media platform of the world, has consented to appoint a representative in Bangladesh and pay tax and VAT as per the local law.

The verbal consent of the Facebook came at a high level meeting with Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar at BTRC auditorium today, according to a press release of the Posts and Telecommunications Division.

The Facebook has also agreed to share individuals’ personal information to law enforcer agencies of the country considering the digital law and other relevant laws.

During the meeting, the Facebook authorities also assured Dhaka to use appropriate transcription of Bangla from English language on the social media platform.

The minister requested to the Facebook authorities for ensuring safe use of the world largest social media in Bangladesh.

Facebook head of safety Bikram Sanag led the eight-member team while Posts and Telecommunications Division Secretary Ashok Kumar Biswas, BTRC chairman Jahirul Huque, BTCL managing director Iqbal Mahmud, DoT Director General Md Mohsin Alam, ICT Cyber Security Director Tareq M Barkat Ullah attended at the meeting.