wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

IT Parliamentary Committee to discuss social media, internet shutdowns, data localisation in 2020-21

Parliament House

Reviewing the functioning of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), preventing the proliferation of misuse of social and online news media, internet shutdowns, and data localisation are some of the issues that the Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology will discuss in its second year. The Lok Sabha released a bulletin on Thursday listing the subjects that the Committee had chosen. The Committee will also discuss the steps that were taken by the IT Ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic, a clear reference to the development of the contact tracing app Aarogya Setu. It will also consider the issues faced by the telecom sector, including telecom service providers (TSPs), a potential reference to the impact of AGR dues on viability of the TSPs. It is interesting that the committee will review the cybersecurity scenario in India since the National Cyber Security Strategy is ideally expected this month. Some agenda topics, especially those related to data security, privacy and cross-border data flows, may overlap with the remit of the Joint Parliamentary Committee that is supposed to deliberate on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019. As it is, when the Bill was referred to the JPC in 2019, Chairperson Tharoor had called it a "brazen disregard for the Standing Committee". It will also discuss ethical standards in media coverage, review the functioning of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and Doordarshan channels. Earlier this year, the IT Committee had submitted its report on amendments to the Cinematograph Bill, 2019 where…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

Send me tips at aditi@medianama.com. Email for Signal/WhatsApp.

Free Reads

News

Experts debate the efficacy of ex-ante regulation in India's fast-evolving digital market. Is preemptive control the answer?

News

Lacking plans about the use and regulation of artificial intelligence, use of drones, health stack, cybersecurity and Smart Cities, the manifesto does not have...

News

WhatsApp’s new policy lowers the age limit to 13, facing fierce criticism from child protection groups in Europe.

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

NPCI CEO Dilip Asbe recently said that what is not written in regulations is a no-go for fintech entities. But following this advice could...

News

Notably, Indus Appstore will allow app developers to use third-party billing systems for in-app billing without having to pay any commission to Indus, a...

News

The existing commission-based model, which companies like Uber and Ola have used for a long time and still stick to, has received criticism from...

News

Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...

News

Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ