Reviewing the cyber security scenario in India, preventing the misuse of social media platforms, promoting locally made technology hardware, and studying the impact of internet shutdowns are among the many issues that the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology will discuss in its third year, as per a bulletin issued by the Lok Sabha. Most of the issues are a continuation of the agenda stated for last year (2020-2021). New items have been marked with an asterisk (*). Among the new items are reviews of the functioning of IT Act 2000, functioning of Indian Telegraph Act 1885, and postal services in North Eastern Region. Complete list of Committee’s agenda for 2021-22 Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Citizens’ data security and privacy Digital Payment and Online Security measures for data protection Review of functioning of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Safeguarding citizens’ rights and prevention of misuse of social/online news media platforms including special emphasis on women security in the digital space Promotion of Electronics/IT Hardware/telecom equipment manufacturing sector under Make in India and measures for reduction of imports Technology initiatives taken by MeitY in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic Review of cyber security scenario in India Review of functioning of CSC-SPV * Review of functioning of Information Technology Act, 2000 * Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Review of functioning of Prasar Bharati Organization Ethical standards in media coverage Indian Film Industry: Problems and Challenges Review of functioning of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Review of functioning and outreach of Doordarshan Channels…
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