Nearly sixty stakeholders have written a letter to India's Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) asking for more transparent and open consultation around the proposed Digital Competition Act, which is reportedly in the final stages of drafting by the Committee on Digital Competition Law (CDCL). "We are concerned that the proposed Digital Competition Act would impact a wide range of subjects, such as digital inclusivity, user experience, data protection & security, foreign investment, cost of doing digital business for MSMEs, indirect impact on cost for consumers, etc. We feel that at present this important discourse is informed by only a few stakeholders even though the proposed law directly and indirectly affects a much wider range of stakeholders." — Open letter to MCA The letter dated June 26 also urges the Ministry to take into consideration the impact of the bill on: Consumers: "Historically it took a long time for technologies like the cellular telephone to become mainstream in India but today the most advanced hardware and software technologies are made available to Indian citizens almost immediately with their global launch. Keeping this in mind, only 2-3 legal systems have adopted ex-ante laws globally. If India also introduces a prescriptive ex-ante law then India may no longer be the 'first market' for newer technologies." Small businesses: "An overwhelming number of Indian citizens today have embraced entrepreneurship and are reaching out to customers globally. This has been possible largely due to the advent of technological tools including advertisement and other platform tools provided…
- Allahabad HC Declines Man’s Request to Quash Criminal Proceedings for Facebook Posts Against Indian PM, Army December 11, 2023
- UK competition regulator to look into Microsoft, OpenAI partnership December 11, 2023
- India’s Data Consumption Soars in 2023: TRAI Report Highlights December 11, 2023
- Interview: Advocate Chaitanya Rohilla on why he filed a petition against deepfakes at the Delhi High Court December 11, 2023
- EU countries reach provisional agreement on the Artificial Intelligence Act December 11, 2023
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
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?...
RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Shankar called for self-regulation in the fintech sector, but here's why we disagree with his stance.
Straw man fallacy: IT Ministers’ defence of government exemptions in data protection law misses the point
Both the IT Minister and the IT Minister of State have chosen to avoid the actual concerns raised, and have instead defended against lesser...
The Central Board of Film Certification found power outside the Cinematograph Act and came to be known as the Censor Board. Are OTT self-regulating...
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...