Ravi Shankar Prasad has already made some key announcements around the data protection bill, intermediary guidelines, Digital Village, 5G, and social media usage after assuming the role of India's new electronics, IT, Telecom and law minister on June 3, 2019. This running report will document key policy statements/announcements made by the cabinet minister from here on: February 26, 2020: New IT Act in the works, says Prasad The government is working on a new Information Technology Act (IT Act) to keep up with the changes sweeping the technology industry, according to IT and telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The new Act will more robustly cover aspects like cyber security and data privacy, keeping in mind security of users and advent of new technologies, he said February 6, 2020: Identification of originator of messages on WhatsApp still a problem: RS Prasad…
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