It will take more than technology to protect national data – urged the participants of IID’s 8th Policy Breakfast. This segment of the Policy Breakfast Series themed ‘Security of National Data’ was held on 20th April in Dhaka.
Tarana Halim MP, the Honorable Minister of Post and Telecommunications, opened the event as the keynote speaker. She pointed out the government’s rationale behind implementing the biometric SIM registration program and highlighted various technological safeguards to keep the data processing safe. However, she stressed on the need for further consultation with the stakeholders in order to rectify any concerns present with the current approach. She appreciated the Policy Breakfast platform that allows the government to convey its rationale and at the same time the stakeholders can bring expertise and concerns to the table. Rafiqul Islam Rowly, Chairman of IID and former President of BASIS, made offered additional remarks on the topic before opening the floor for debate.