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Proposed Digital India Act aims to make internet free, safe space: Can it?

The proposed law is supposed to be modelled on similar regulations in Singapore, Australia and Europe's General Data Protection Regulation

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Currently, Information Technology Act, 2000 is the core legal framework that regulates social media platforms or e-commerce companies

Shiva Rajora New Delhi
Speaking in a conference in March earlier this year, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology (MeITY) Rajeev Chandrasekhar drew attention to the need to bring in a new law to cover the vast digital universe that Indians now inhabit.

The government is now reportedly looking to introduce a new law, which it is calling the Digital India Act (DIA), in the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament. The proposed law is supposed to be modelled on similar regulations in Singapore, Australia and Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation.   

What the proposed law intends to cover

The proposed law is expected to

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First Published: Aug 19 2022 | 7:41 PM IST

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