Draft regulations for digital platforms: the government will accept “logical” and not “absurd” suggestions

Justice Minister Anisul Huq said today (May 29, 2022) that the government will accept logical suggestions from stakeholders when formulating the personal data protection law and regulation on the OTT platform, but would not accept any absurd advice.

“We will discuss with representatives of the media and commercial institutions and other interested and potentially affected stakeholders before finalizing the Personal Data Protection Bill. I will hold a meeting with the Minister of State for ICT on June 1 on this issue,” the minister said.

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“I have already spoken to the Minister of Information about the regulation of the OTT platform and I will discuss with the Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission about it in a day or two,” he said. .

The Minister of Justice said this while answering questions from journalists after attending a ceremony organized to inaugurate the 145th refresher course for Chief Judicial Magistrates and Chief Metropolitan Magistrates by the Administration Training Institute court in a seminar room in Dhaka.

He said the Digital Security Act (DSA) was formulated to restrict freedom of press and speech.

DSA was created to fight digitally committed crimes, he said.

Responding to another question, Anisul Huq said whether Jatiya Sangsad (JS)’s membership is continued or revoked from League legislator Awami Haji Mohammad Salim depends on the final decision of the Court’s Appellate Division. supreme regarding his appeal.

The Director General of JATI, Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana, chaired the meeting during which the Secretary of Law and Justice Division, Md Golam Sarwar also spoke.

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