"Global agreements on internet for cyber security"
IT Live: Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Information Ministry Hasanul Haq Inu today proposed four global agreements under a United Nations framework as he joined the Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Forum conference in Russia, an official press release said.
He said the nations of the globe now crucially needed to reach the agreements to ensure cyber security, harmonize digital economy and democratic governance on the internet and free access to all to the facility.
“The expanding digital space has to be free from cybercrimes and cyber-wars (and) for that, we need a Global Cyberspace Treaty,” said Inu, also the Jatiya Samajtantri Dal (JASOD) president and Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum Chairperson.
He said simultaneously a framework agreement was a must to harmonize national regulation versus global business objectives and cross-border digital trade as “concentration of global north-based international e-commerce is a threat to the tax-revenues of the global south”.
Inu, however, informed the forum that despite being a developing country, under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership, Bangladesh is ‘ready for tomorrow’ as “out of 160 million people, we have 90.4 million internet users, (Net dinsity-54 percent) and 130 million mobile users, (Technology 93 percent)”.
Dhaka 18 July (campuslive24.com)//MIH