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Move to ban Chinese apps to put India's two-decade-old cyber laws to test

Experts say the absence of a dedicated data privacy and security law limits govt's legal options

Cyber security law | Information Technology Act | data security

Sudipto Dey 

Illustration: Binay Sinha
Given the newly changing ground realities of 2020, there is a need to review and extensively amend the IT Act, 2000, and make it topical and relevant in today’s context, says Duggal. Illustration: Binay Sinha

The government’s move to block 59 Chinese mobile apps will put to test the provisions of the two-decade-old, overarching statute — the Information Technology Act, 2000 — in safeguarding the country’s and privacy concerns.



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First Published: Sun, July 05 2020. 17:55 IST