Update: We've updated the list of comments below with scans of responses from Google, Yahoo, IAMAI, CII, DSCI, MAIT and USIBC. We received these documents in response to an Right To Information request filed with the DIT. This public listing of comments is is now complete. May 13th 2011:India's Department of Information Technology (DIT) had, earlier this year, sought comments from Industry bodies and people on draft rules related Section 79 of the IT Act, which in their draft and finalized versions allow the Indian government to control content on the Internet; effectively, India's Internet Control Rules. The DIT was expected - much like the TRAI does with consultations - to create a public listing of comments submitted. From what we've seen on their website, they haven't. The DIT has stated in a press release that "None of the Industry Associations and other stakeholders objected to the formulation which is now being cited in some section of media", which is not true. More on that here. We're creating (below) a own public listing of comments submitted to the DIT on these rules, so if you've sent your comments/recommendations to the DIT, please do share a copy with us. See for yourself if there have been any objections to the draft rules, which is fairly similar to the final ones: Comments Received/Published (Zip files contain scans) Apar Gupta - link CII - Download: Zip1, Zip2 Centre for Internet and Society* - link Data Security Council of India (a NASSCOM initiative): Download…
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