Computer literacy in Bangladesh is steadily on the rise. There is also a growing number of Internet users; cellular phone is widespread and so is accessibility of technology like SMS. While even a few years ago computers were vastly used as digital ‘typewriters’, they are now being employed to maintain accounts worth tens of millions of takas and more importantly, in storing useful information.
The concept of a Digital Bangladesh is welcomed by the IT professionals and the general mass. To fuel this notion the government must give due importance to the matter of cybercrime. Otherwise, like many other positive initiatives this will fall on its face. It is a matter of hope that the “National Information and Information Technology Guidelines 2009” has included Cybercrime as an agenda. To make this a success the Ministry of Information Technology, along with the IT professionals and the media must come forward.