wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

All sectors demanded mechanism for level playing field: I&B Ministry on IT Rules 2021

The Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology, chaired by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, said it hopes that the central government will give due regard to "creativity and freedom of expression" while regulating OTT platforms and digital news organisations under the IT Rules 2021. Nevertheless, while appreciating this initiative of the Government which was long overdue, the Committee look forward to discussing the proposed rules with a view to developing a harmonious and proper oversight mechanism in relation to social media platforms and digital media and OTT platforms, following which the Committee hope that the Ministry would take all necessary steps to implement these rules with due regard to the importance of promoting creativity and protecting freedom of expression while maintaining a robust oversight mechanism. — IT Committee Report In Tharoor-led Committee made the observation in a demand for grants report for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), which was laid in the Parliament on March 10. While the Rules bring a mechanism to establish a level playing field, when it comes to updating of mandate and framing rules for online platforms, “they should have been concurrent with the emergence and convergence of technology so that valid and genuine concerns are addressed at the nascent stage itself”, the Committee noted. The Committee also expects the MIB to launch an awareness campaign to "empower citizens to make informed decisions about content", get their grievances solved, and protect children from "obnoxious media", and help fight fake news online. "The Committee look forward to…

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

I cover health, policy issues such as intermediary liability, data governance, internet shutdowns, and more. Hit me up for tips.

Free Reads

News

TRAI first introduced the idea of displaying the caller's name in a consultation paper back in 2022.

News

As per reports, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be enabled with 5G capability and will be built to function in extreme temperatures and...

News

One of the X posts on Krutrim that blew up was about the AI model claiming that it was created by OpenAI as opposed...

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

Views

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?...

News

RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Shankar called for self-regulation in the fintech sector, but here's why we disagree with his stance.

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