To ensure national digital security and to enact laws pertaining to digital crime identification, prevention and suppression.
There is provision for a digital forensic lab to be created for the analysis of digital matters; along with a digital forensic agency which will oversee all digital matters and a computer emergency response team that will be responsible for cyber attacks and ensure that critical information remains secure. Key details include: 27) Punishment for committing cyber-terrorism: (1) If any person –
Illegal transferring or saving of data or information, and resulting punishment: (1) If any person enters any computer or digital system illegally and does any addition or subtraction, transfer or with the aim of transfer save or aid in saving any data or information belonging to government, semi-government, autonomous or statutory organization or any financial or commercial organisation , then the activity of that person will be considered an offence. (2) If any person commits an offence mentioned in sub-section (1), he will be sentenced to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or with fine not exceeding Tk.10 lac or with both. (3) If any person commits the offence mentioned in sub-section (1) a second time or recurrently commits it, then he will be sentenced to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 7 years or with fine not exceeding Tk.15 lac or with both.
If the Director General on his own accord, or on the basis of an application by the investigation officer, believes that any data or information stored in a computer should be preserved for the interest of an investigation under this Act or there is possibility that such information could be harmed, destroyed, altered or lost, then he/she can order the person or institution responsible for that computer or computer system to preserve such data or information for 90 days. (2) Tribunal may, on application, extend the period of preservation of such data or information, but it should not be for more than a total of 180 days.