NTA Makes Information Security Audit Mandatory

NTA Released Online Child Protection Directives

29th July 2020, Kathmandu

Kathmandu. Unless you are living under a rock, the cases of security breaches are not new news for you. Keeping that in mind, the Nepal Telecommunications Authority [NTA] makes security audits of the concerned parties mandatory.

The regulatory body has also asked the telecommunication and ISP companies to submit the audit report to the authority.

Recent incidents of hacking have been painting a negative picture of the ISP’s and telecommunication sectors. All internet users are having grave concerns about their privacy. Hence, the authority has addressed the issue.

The body has taken the decision considering the nationwide criticism of these incidents.

NTA spokesperson Meen Prasad Aryal said that they issued the directive to improve the situation. Additionally, they aim to prevent the recurrence of such incidents.

“If the service providers do not follow the directives of the regulator, they may be fined up to Rs 50,000,” he said. Based on the Telecommunications Act 2053 BS,  the regulatory body addressed the issue.

He also said that the service providers should compensate for the damage caused by non-compliance.

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