Publish: 10 Aug 2023, 05:32 pm
The victim or any citizen can file a complaint against the police for the case of checking someone's personal device. The new law does not give the power to law enforcement agency to check anyone's device without a direct complaint.
Said by the Law Minister Anisul Haque in response to questions from media journalists at a press conference on the repeal of Digital Security Act 2018 and Cyber Security Act 2023 at Agargaon ICT Tower on Thursday (August 10) afternoon.
Regarding the Cyber Security Act, Anisul Haque said that the freedom of the press will come back through the new Cyber Security Act. The new law will not contain the misuses of the Digital Security Act. As a result, no one in the media will be harassed by the Cyber Security Act.
The law minister also said that the proposed cyber security law has provisions for fines ranging from one paisa to a maximum of Tk 25 lakh. That does not mean that the fine will always be Tk 25 lakh. The learned court will impose penalty based on the nature of the offence, it is stated in the law. Also Cyber Security Act. contains the bailable in all sections. Earlier most were non-bailable under the Digital Security Act.
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