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President signs Digital Security Bill into law

President signs Digital Security Bill into law

President Abdul Hamid. File photo

Dhaka, Oct 8 : President Abdul Hamid has assented to the Digital Security Bill passed in the 22nd session of the current parliament, making it a law.

President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin confirmed UNB that the President signed the Bill into law on Monday.

The 22nd session of the 10th parliament, which was prorogued on September 20, passed a total of 18 bills, including the Digital Security Bill 2018 and Road Transport Bill 2018.

The Digital Security Bill, 2018′ was passed to deal with cybercrimes, including hurting the religious sentiment, negative propaganda against the Liberation War and Bangabandhu, and illegal activities in e-transactions and spreading defamatory data.