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Medianama Daily: 15 Talking Points From The DPDP Act Consultation

15 Talking Points From The DPDP Act Consultation, complaint against ticket reselling site Viagogo for reselling India vs Pak WC tickets at inflated prices, and more.

Watch the video recording of our discussion on App Bans, Network Fees and OTT regulation, held in Delhi on August 10.

We had a great lineup of speakers and some brilliant conversations, with over 90 people attending the event offline.

“We will create a framework and we will certainly share it with everybody before we notify it,” said Chandrasekhar.

The Indian government is determining transition periods to comply with its freshly passed data protection law based on how large and mature companies have demonstrated capacity to comply with the EU’s GDPR and other privacy laws, said MoS for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar at a Digital India Dialogue on the law held in New Delhi today. “We believe they [large and mature companies] don’t require that much time to transition,” he said.

Chandrasekhar added that companies may be given more time to transition if they have to make significant architectural changes to comply with the law…………continue reading

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Complaint Filed Against Ticket Reselling Site Viagogo For Reselling ICC World Cup Tickets At Inflated Prices
Among other practices, tickets to India vs. Pakistan match on October 14 bought for ~Rs.4000-5000 are being listed for over Rs 2 lakhs. This is in violation of various Indian laws including the IT Rules, 2021, the E-Commerce Rules 2020, and the Competition Act, 2002, the complaint said.

UK Competition Regulator Drafts Principles To Address Unfair Practices In Artificial Intelligence Markets
The proposed principles are to guide ongoing development and deployment of Foundational Models, and encourage innovation in order to ensure responsible use of FMs and maintain a ‘positive market outcome’.

Follow SC Guidelines On Internet Suspensions In The Future: Jharkhand HC Tells State Gov
The September 11th verdict was delivered in SFLC.in’s Public Interest Litigation challenging three Internet suspensions in the state in 2022

Views: Open Source AI—A Nebulous Concept Bearing A Heavy Weight
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? In this guest post, the author directs our attention to issues that need closer inspection than mere mention in passing.

Google Bard Can Now Give Personalised Responses Based On Your Emails And Docs
Bard will be able to read your personal data, like emails and documents, if you enable the Google Workspace extension, which is turned off by default.

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NASSCOM Suggests Reducing Telecom Regulation, Not Adding New Rules For Communication Platforms In Response To TRAI’s OTT Regulation Consultation
NASSCOM points out that the ‘market driven’ collaborative frameworks that TRAI has mentioned in the consultation already exist in India – telcos and OTTs already collaborate to offer plans to the customers for their benefit.

Hyderabad Police Airs Tender For At Least 7 Camera-Equipped Drones
Police will use drones with thermal cameras, day-and-night cameras and megaphones to livestream and record happenings on-ground

French Lawmakers Propose Law To Tax AI-Generated Works Based On Copyrighted Material
Worldwide, the focus when it comes to AI copyright laws has largely been on transparency and disclosure. France has now gone a step ahead, proposing a taxation system to credit the human labour the AI system is built upon.

What to read elsewhere:

Meta launches UPI payments for WhatsApp Business messaging in India [Read]

India’s solar tech firm finalist in Prince William’s Earthshot Prize 2023 [Read]

Indian IT primed to ride $4 trillion AI wave: Report [Read]

Musk’s X, formerly Twitter, ranks last in climate misinformation ‘scorecard’ [Read]

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