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Cyber legislation needed to resolve problems: Minister Sharma

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Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Rekha Sharma, has said delay in cyber legislation has caused various problems. At a cyber security orientation organized for the chiefs of the government offices including IT officers in Dang district, Minister Sharma, however, said government had forwarded law making process on cyber security. She sought suggestions from various sides for the cyber law. Government would collect suggestions from diverse sectors and move ahead accordingly, Minister Sharma said, underlining the need for all tiers of government to launch public awareness on cyber security. Moreover, she said although information technology has eased work, it has brought host of challenges due to sheer misuse. On the occasion, Undersecretary at the ministry, Raj Kumar Maharjan, informed that the orientation was organized to impart knowledge on how the information and data could be kept safely. Even the policy issues relating to cybercrimes and challenges before government were shed ligh t in the interaction. On the occasion, Chief District Officer in Dang, Rambandhu Adhikari, said cyber security is a sensitive issue warranting informed community to deal with it. Source: National News Agency Nepal