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'More than 73% women face cyber crimes’

8 March 2017, 8:28:54

Staff Correspondent:Almost 73 percent women internet users in Bangladesh are facing cyber crimes, State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim said today.

And, only 23 percent of the cyber crime victims lodged complaints.

She shared the information on Women’s Day while speaking at the closing session on the last day of a two-day workshop on cyber crime organized in Dhaka.

The way the country improved for digitisation, the same growth could not be maintained by ensuring safe internet, the state minister said. “We have lots of work to do in this ground.”

The state minister also said that around 84 percent of the women internet users facing cyber crimes were between the age group of 18 to 34 years.

Currently there are 6.67 crore internet users in the country, according to BTRC.

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), partnering with Telecommunication Division and Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), organised the workshop.

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