State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Wednesday called for the formulation of Global Internet Governance Council and Frontier Technology Guidelines under the support of the United Nations to protect the data and privacy of citizens.
“Through global inclusive participation, we will be able to protect the rights of our citizens as well as the economy in cyberspace,” said the state minister during a panel discussion titled ‘Diminished Democracies: Big Tech, Red Tech, and Deep Tech’ at RAISINA Dialogue 2022 in New Delhi.
Palak said Bangladesh is drafting a digital protection law. “We should cooperate with each other to innovate new and emerging technologies.”
He said, “We are using digital technology for the economic development of the country and the welfare of the citizens under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”
“In the interest of security, we do not want to allow Big Tech, Red Tech and Deep Tech technology to interfere. Bangladesh is working on 4 pillars to protect our political, economic and cyberspace.”
The panel discussion, moderated by Kanchan Gupta, senior adviser of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, was attended by Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology of India Rajiv Chandrasekhar, US Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emerging Technology Ann Newberger, US CEO of General Atomics Global Corporation Vivek Lal and Evan Nanjira Sambuli, a representative of the US Technology and International Affairs Program.
On Monday, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the second edition of ' RAISINA Dialogue 2022'.
RAISINA Dialogue is a multilateral flagship conference which has been held annually in New Delhi since 2016 on International Geopolitics.