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Inclusion of OTT platforms in Telecom Bill maybe a risk to digital economy

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) released the draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022, late on Wednesday

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Telecom | Department of Telecommunications | Telcos

Sourabh Lele & Peerzada Abrar  |  New Delhi/Bengaluru 



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The expanded definition of telecommunication services in the draft Bill —including over-the-top (OTT) platforms like WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, and Google Meet — may harm the digital economy and user privacy in India, according to experts.

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First Published: Thu, September 22 2022. 21:47 IST

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