Cabinet apprised of an MoU signed between India and Sri Lanka for promoting cooperation in the field of Information Technology and Electronics
Cabinet apprised of the MoU between India and Angola for promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of Electronics and Information Technology
The telecom department has asked Internet service providers to block 11,045 websites or weblinks since January 2016 based on directions issued by the IT Ministry and various courts, Parliament was informed today.
"From 1st January 2016 to date, instructions have been issued by the Department of Telecommunications to ISPs for blocking of about 11,045 websites, URLs, webpages," Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
As per Information Technology Act, 2000 (Section 69A) and Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking for Access of Information by Public Rules 2009 made thereunder, the directions for blocking for public access of any information, including websites, URLs, webpages are issued by group coordinator at Cyber Law Division under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
"As per the directions of Meity, instructions for blocking of URLs, websites, webpages are issued by Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Further, as per the direction of various Hon'ble Courts, instructions are also issued to Internet Service Providers for compliance of the court orders from time to time," Sinha said.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)