Misuse of social media, falling into the trap of the law

Misuse of social media, falling into the trap of the law

Have you ever teased or humiliated someone using social media or electronic media? Or have you insulted someone electronically by saying yes? If you do, you may be subject to severe penalties. For the sake of fun, yes, he is my man.

The 'Information Technology Bill 2075', which was introduced by the government in the federal parliament and has been under discussion since Wednesday, has defined such acts as a punishable offense. The government has presented the bill in the federal parliament to make electronic media decent, dignified, and systematic.

The bill clearly defines the use of social media or electronic systems as a punishable offense to constantly harass or tease another person. Some are even prohibited from humiliating, discouraging, insulting, or reprimanding others. If such an act is committed, the offender will be fined up to Rs. 1 million or five years imprisonment or both depending on the amount of the offense.

Article 85 of the bill, entitled No to Sexual Harassment, states, “No one shall be subjected to any form of sexual harassment or intimidation or intimidation through the electronic system.

There is a provision of a fine up to Rs. 500,000, imprisonment for five years, or both depending on the amount of such offense. No pornographic material will be produced, collected, communicated, distributed, published, displayed, disseminated, and even sold through electronic systems.

Similarly, the bill has also made strict legal provisions on the issue of not being tempted and misusing the system through electronic systems. Even if he proposes with the intention of sexually abusing or cheating or committing any other illegal act, he should be a party to the punishment.

Similarly, the bill has made provision that no work can be done through electronic means that may disrupt the relationship between Nepal's sovereignty, integrity, nationality or national unity, independence, or federal unit. A fine of up to Rs 1.5 million or five years imprisonment and both are provided for such offenses.

Personal details cannot be collected without permission

Is no one misusing your personal details in electronic form? If so, doing so would now be considered a punishable offense. The bill has made provision that no one can collect personal details in electronic form except following the prevailing law.

Those who collect personal details illegally are barred by the bill's information security and privacy provisions. If personal details have to be collected, the person concerned must be informed of the purpose for which the details are required.

The bill provides for a fine of up to Rs 500,000 or imprisonment for up to three years or both for illegally taking or using someone's personal details without providing any information. The proposed bill also prohibits the use, dissemination, and exchange of personal details or information for purposes other than those disclosed.

The law includes the provision that one should be prepared to collect details for one purpose and be prepared to be punished according to the law if such details are used for other purposes. Provision has been made in the bill to destroy the personal information collected and stored for a special purpose within 30 days of the end of the purpose of collecting and storing personal information.

While exchanging, processing, and storing the information in electronic form, the processors, savers, and service providers should pay special attention to the issue of maintaining confidentiality and integrity. The details prescribed by the government public, financial, and health related bodies must be kept safe under the law. Such information should be kept safe with the guarantee of not leaving the country.

The bill has also included the provision that the government body should not be negligent in using computer and information system indiscriminately. The bill also stipulates that data centers and cloud services cannot be operated without permission. Such centers will have to be renewed every year.

The bill has also given top priority to the issue of cybersecurity. The government may designate sensitive infrastructure in the Nepal Gazette by publishing information and communication infrastructure that could seriously affect any national security, economy, emergency services, emergency services, health, and public safety.