The Development and Technology Committee of the House of Representatives legislated the Information Technology Bill neglecting the opposition of Nepali Congress lawmakers in the committee. The bill states the strict penalty for the offense against the state and computer hacking.
The bill including outlines a fine not exceeding Rs 1.5 million or jail time not passing five years, for posting on social networking places that may act a threat to the country’s supremacy, safety, union or harmony. The committee intended to force a fine of up to Rs 50,000 or six months jail duration or both on those observed guilty of cyberbullying. The initial bill had intended to punish people chargeable of cyberbullying with a fine not surpassing Rs 1 million or a jail term not exceeding five years.
The initial bill had only declared that those discovered guilty of the above-mentioned crimes shall be executed under assault on state laws.
For those liable for removing or conflicting with data stored in somebody’s computer, the board moved to increase the jail duration from one year to three years.
The bill executes it necessary for social networking sites to register amidst the Department of Information.
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