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New IT Act may bring in deliberate misinformation, doxxing as offences

The law may have provisions for net neutrality, data privacy, and algorithmic accountability of social media platforms. It will focus on 'user harms' specific to the online world.

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IT act | cyber crime | internet privacy

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 



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The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) may bring regulation of “deliberate” misinformation and doxxing as offences under new legislation. According to a report in the Indian Express this new regulation is likely to replace the Information Technology Act, 2000. The new legislation is being referred to as the Digital India Act for now.

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First Published: Thu, July 14 2022. 11:49 IST

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