The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on February 3 published draft rules to govern digital, social media, and OTT platforms operating in the country. These rules are modelled after India's Information Technology (IT) Rules, 2021, which went into effect from February 2021. Definition of intermediary Bangladesh's rules define an intermediary as "any person who on behalf of another person receives stores or transmits electronic records or provides any service with respect to such records and includes telecom service providers, network service providers, internet service providers, web-hosting service providers, search engines, online payment sites, online auction sites, online market places and cyber cafes." There is no definition for social media intermediary, but the rules nevertheless refer to social media intermediaries throughout. These draft rules also don't define significant social media intermediary, but another version in Bengali published by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, which pertains to OTT regulation, defines them as an intermediary with more than 1 million registered users. India's IT Rules: India's IT Act, 2000, also defines an intermediary as above, but the IT Rules go further and define two sub-categories: Social media intermediary, which is defined as an intermediary that "primary or solely enables online interaction between two or more users and allows them to create, upload, share, disseminate, modify or access information using its services" Significant social media intermediary, which is a social media intermediary whose number of registered users in India is more than 50 lakhs. Terms of service of intermediaries Bangladesh's rules require intermediaries, including social media intermediaries, to: Visibly publish…
- European media groups sue Google for $2.3 billion over digital ad losses March 1, 2024
- US Executive Order Targets Protection of Sensitive Data from Foreign Threats March 1, 2024
- Google removes apps of Matrimony.com, Shaadi, and other Indian companies for not complying with the Play Store billing policy March 1, 2024
- Haryana Police Seeks Cancellation of Visas, Passports of Protesting Farmers Identified Through CCTVs, Drone Footages March 1, 2024
- Facebook to shut down news tab in US and Australia, citing declining user interest March 1, 2024
"Without Google’s abuse of its dominant position, the media companies would have received significantly higher revenues from advertising and paid lower fees for ad...
Google removes apps of Matrimony.com, Shaadi, and other Indian companies for not complying with the Play Store billing policy
Speaking to Medianama, founders of the concerned companies alleged Google was the one not in compliance with the Indian competition regulator's antitrust order.
Haryana Police Seeks Cancellation of Visas, Passports of Protesting Farmers Identified Through CCTVs, Drone Footages
According to reports, farmers have also informed that their phones are being put on surveillance, and that they are being notified by the police...
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
Views: Response to NPCI CEO’s comments that what is not written in regulations is a no-go for fintech entities
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...
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...
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...
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...
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?...
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
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...
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...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
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...