...Beyond The Horizon
National Telecommunication Monitoring Centre
On 20th February 2019, along with Honorable Home Minister Asadduzzaman Khan Kamal, Secretary to the Department of Public Security and Secretaries to the other related ministries, Heads of all the law enforcing agencies and intelligence agencies of Bangladesh, had visited National Telecommunication Monitoring Center (NTMC).
During the visit a meeting was held in this regard between several law enforcement and intelligence agencies with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal in the chair, at NTMC office.
In order to ensure the security of the country, NTMC Director, Brig Gen Ziaul Ahsan had briefed on the current activities of NTMC and the future plans in the meeting. Regarding the current activities, he informed that about two thousand fake Facebook IDs, pages and web sites were closed before and after the national election.
NTMC Director also said: “If a local police station is directly deals with Facebook concerning a fake Facebook ID, it is not fruitful. By sending us the information instead, we can act on their behalf in a centralized way.”
Regarding future plans, Director of this organization said, considering the security of the public and the state, NTMC has planned to develop a national data hub which will be interconnecting various government ministries and agencies, including National Identity Card, Immigration and Passport Department, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), Birth and Death Registration, Bangladesh Financial Intelligence (BFIU), Mobile Banking, Education Board, National Board of Revenue, and the NGO Affairs Bureau.
Hon’ble minister Asaduzzaman Khan, after the meeting, said: “In this era of information technology, people are misusing digital media to commit crimes. At today’s meeting, we discussed the necessary tools required for the smooth functioning of the organization.”
NTMC gave a proposal to create a common platform which will provide access to all the necessary information from a central level. The proposal to build a central data hub is under consideration, said Asaduzzaman.
© copyright : NTMC 2017