‘Digital Security Act will not hamper press freedom’ | 2019-07-15

‘Digital Security Act will not hamper press freedom’

Staff Correspondent

15 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Law minister Anisul Huq on Sunday said Digital Security Act will not hamper freedom of expression of people and freedom of newspapers.

“I want to say clearly again that the digital security act is a constitutional rights of people. It is formulated only for prevention of cyber crime related offences,” he said

Anisul Huq said “I want to make clear that we will not allow abuse of this law. We will do everything to protect abuse of the digital security act.”

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 resident in the capital’s Gulshan.

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

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

“Basically, we discussed about the section 43 of the digital security act at the meeting and I heard their talks. I assured them to talks with the government about the section 43 while I also assured to talks with them during formulation of the rules of the digital security act,” he added.