Government to deal with cyber crime seriously

Staff reporter, Thimphu

The government is viewing the issue of cyber crime very seriously said the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay during a high level meeting of representatives from the Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC), Bureau of Law and Order, Royal Bhutan Police (RBP), and Office of Attorney General (OAG) on Friday at the Prime Minister’s Office to discuss the issues of Cyber Crime.
Commending the work of the RBP in their cyber-watch activities, LyonchhenTshering Tobgay said that the government was viewing the issue of cyber crime very seriously.
He instructed all the relevant organisations to step up their activities to control the undesirable trend of illegal production and distribution of obscene content.
The meeting will bring about a setting of the separate Cyber Unit, which will specialize in cyber crime, at the Office of the Attorney General.
Further, MoIC will update the Bhutan Infocom and Media Act to incorporate strict clauses to strengthen legislation and regulations on cyber crime.
As well as the government will work with the media to educate the public on cyber crime including online harassment and cyber bullying.
And the RBP will continue to monitor and investigate cyber crime and train police officers to combat all forms of cyber crime.

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