India bans 59 Chinese apps under section 69A; what does the law mean, why the order lacks transparency
S.69A is basically a law in exercise of the State’s power, to restrict free speech which violates the sovereignty, integrity, etc., of the country.
Personal Data Protection Bill 2019: Impact on private companies is hard to tell yet, given the exemptions for State intervention
The private sector is closely watching the new Personal Data Protection Bill as data has become the most crucial asset of a company.
Libra has already caught the attention of international regulators, and one can expect changes to Facebook’s approach based feedback
TikTok Ban in India: Uncertain future for app looms; rise in content regulation could impact many others
While there is no doubt that there are significant issues with TikTok, a reading of the order does not clarify what justified a ban.
IT Grids Aadhaar data leak: UIDAI’s implicit acknowledgement of a large-scale data breach will be very welcome to anti-Aadhaar activists
The breach points, yet again, to major concerns with the security of data in the Aadhaar ecosystem.
Article 13: EU passes controversial new copyright law that will affect internet as we know it; will it impact India?
EU's passing of the law will come as a huge disappointment for internet freedom activists.
PUBG mobile ban in Gujarat and arrests that followed have triggered a conversation around regulating gaming.
PUBG has been banned in various parts of Gujarat and has now led to the arrest of ten people.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: EC guidelines to tackle misuse of social media is good first step, but sticking to rules won't be enough
The recognition of the significant role of social media in political campaigning by EC is a positive step.
Draft E-Commerce Policy: A problematic revision of intermediary rules for trademark and copyright liability
The current set of rules, as seen, are problematic on many accounts — that they fail to take the actual nature of an e-commerce site into account
The Policy takes forward key proposals of the draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018.
A bill to amend the Aadhaar Act, the Aadhaar Amendment Bill, 2018, was introduced in Parliament recently.
The amended guidelines fail to actually contribute in any way towards resolving the problems at hand.
Here are some specific steps which the government can take to support the TSPs, as well as solutions for regulating OTT services.
The solution does not lie in bringing new OTT services under an outdated regulatory regime
The issue of the validity of eKYC is of particular concern to the private sector.
The government will have to ensure that it addresses issues drawn out by majority and minority verdict.
The requirements are in relation to the increasing fake news menace and Whatsapp’s payment service.
The privacy-related offences proposed under Data Protection Bill 2018 are on par with the GDPR.
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 prescribes a number of provisions legalising the non-consensual processing of data.