Policy

India’s IT & Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, speaking at the Law Commission’s consultation on Media Law on Saturday, said that “As far as the legal architecture (of media regulation) ... Continue_Reading
The Gujarat Government appears to have flipped the Internet kill switch in Vadodara, according to reports from The Times of India and The Hindustan Times. Following two days of riots ... Continue_Reading
Update: While Justice Manmohan Singh did ask for proof for the 72 infringing sites, it appears that the order is still a John Doe order. The order, of which MediaNama ... Continue_Reading
The Indian government ranked 7th in the world in terms of user accounts for which information requests were made by government agencies to Yahoo, behind the United States, Germany, Taiwan, ... Continue_Reading
Well, it’s about time: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)┬áhas released a consultation paper to discuss the reasons for the poor broadband penetration in India as well as seek ... Continue_Reading
Google is apparently in talks with Bharti Airtel to allow purchase of goods and services from the Google Play store using carrier billing, reports The Economic Times. This is not ... Continue_Reading
Maharashtra’s Nalasopara police has filed assault charges against a bank manager for allegedly filming a video of an altercation between a traffic cop and a biker, reports Afternoon DC. ... Continue_Reading
by an anonymous author The UID (Unique Identification) and NPR (National Population Register) are both government identity schemes that aggregate personal data, including biometric data for the provision of an ... Continue_Reading
SMS’s have gone out from Airtel to some subscribers, informing them that “As per instruction from DOT, airtel needs to publish telephone directory of its subcribers on its website. If ... Continue_Reading
State Bank of India (SBI) has sought permission from the Indian banking regulator Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to launch contact-less debit cards, which would enable customers to carry out ... Continue_Reading
On 7th July 2014, India’s Department of Telecom sent a letter to the telecom regulator TRAI, seeking its recommendations for “delinking licenses for networks from the delivery of services by ... Continue_Reading
Government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) yesterday. An estimated 1.5 crore bank accounts were opened through a nationwide enrolment drive held at 77,892 locations, which ... Continue_Reading