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Start-ups, news publishers likely to join digital competition law panel

"The whole idea behind the law is to protect the startups and small businesses from abuse of dominance of the big tech"


Ruchika Chitravanshi New Delhi
The digital competition law committee in its first meeting held on Wednesday decided to widen the ambit of its discussions by bringing more stakeholders to the table. The corporate affairs ministry is expected to include some domestic start-ups and news publishers in the panel, a senior official said.

The meeting which lasted several hours, was chaired by Manoj Govil, secretary, ministry of corporate affairs. The additional members to the committee will be nominated by Govil.

Several start-ups and news publishers had raised the issue of their non-inclusion in the committee earlier and said the panel seemed to be dominated by corporate lawyers,

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First Published: Feb 22 2023 | 11:47 PM IST

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