The government has decided to replace the Digital Security Act, 2018 with the proposed Cyber Security Act, 2023 with the amendment of some sections of the existing law.
The decision came after a meeting of the cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday morning, reports UNB.
The cabinet approved a proposal in this regard during the meeting, Law Minister Anisul Huq said.
The DSA was enacted on October 8, 2018, with the aim of preventing the spread of sectarianism, extremism, terrorist propaganda, and hatred against religious or ethnic minorities through social media, print media or any other electronic media.
However, since its inception, DSA was criticised heavily for its misuse.