India invokes IT Act to regulate digital content but new norms may fail legal scrutiny
By issuing these guidelines under the IT Act, the government have avoided the need to bring in fresh legislation
Allow full operations of e-commerce companies as first step to normalcy, says industry body IAMAI
IAMAI said that e-commerce services can facilitate delivery from producers and sellers to more than 75-100 million active customers on various platforms across 19,000 pincode areas.
Proposed TDS levy on e-commerce transactions may impact working capital of businesses: IAMAI chairman
The proposed levy of 1 percent TDS on e-commerce transactions announced in the recent Budget may seem like a harmless 'papercut' but could impact working capital of small businesses, Amit Agarwal, country head of Amazon India and Chairman of industry body IAMAI said on Wednesday
Cryptocurrency transactions opposed to protect integrity of banking system; no formal ban issued: RBI tells SC
The RBI said it had not banned cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin in India, but only ringfenced regulated entities like banks from risks involved in the trading of virtual instruments.
Govt mulls offering more duty incentives to smartphone manufacturers to promote exports; plans 6% duty credit scrips
Accordingly, the government has set a goal to increase smartphone exports from the country to $110 billion by 2025 from $3 billion now, the report said.
Facebook gears up to invest in technology startups in India, move likely to give big boost to sector
Referring to the ubiquitous startup milieu in the country, he said as many as two startups were getting registered every hour in the country.
Union Budget 2019: IT industry, startups meet Anurag Thakur to discuss data protection, tax issues
Ahead of the Budget, representatives of the tech sector and industry bodies like Nasscom, IAMAI and MAIT met Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur on Saturday to discuss various issues, including tax structure, and share their views on strengthening the digital economy
TRAI consultation on OTT regulation: OTT shouldn't be regulated say some, while telcos call for sharing of infrastructure investment
A consultation took place to discuss if the services provided by the OTT players and TSPs are substitutable, then should OTT services also have the same licensing norms as the telcos
TikTok ban in India: SC order in line with past free speech decisions, but social media apps should self-regulate proactively
Supreme Court has directed the Madras High Court to pass an interim order on the ban by 24 April, failing which the ban on TikTok will be lifted
Draft e-commerce policy 'inimical' to govt's $1 trillion digital economy goal, will bring down FDI flows: IAMAI
IAMAI was also of the view that "the process of making the policy itself was less than inclusive and open" as compared to recent national-level policies
Yatra eyes over 20% growth in revenue over next 3 financial years as it strengthens presence across various verticals
Started in 2006, Yatra.com currently provides comprehensive travel-related services including domestic and international air ticketing, hotel bookings
Self-regulatory online content code may not serve interests of Indian consumers, creators
Signatories of this self-regulatory code include major players like Netflix, Hotstar and Jio.
IAMAI asks govt defer implementation of revised FDI norms for e-commerce
The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Tuesday urged the government to defer the implementation of revised norms for e-commerce companies having foreign investments, as few provisions are unclear and onerous
Internet services sector may create 1.2 crore new jobs by 2022: IAMAI report
The IAMAI report expects the number of Internet users in the country to increase 1.6 times from 481 million at present to 762 million in 2022 due to the proliferation of affordable Internet connectivity
WhatsApp agrees on local data storage, as opportunities are bigger than obstacles
WhatsApp has decided to fall in line with RBI's demand to store data in local storage silos.
E-commerce companies to deduct 1% TCS under GST from 1 October; 'unfair liability imposition' says trade body
TCS provision would increase compliance burden for e-commerce companies but help government in checking tax evasion.
Digital commerce in India to reach Rs 2.37 lakh cr by December 2018; online travel industry growth strong at 54%: Report
The report is published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB Kantar, a market research and consumer consulting organisation.
Cross-border data flow to contribute to India's digital economy: Sundar Pichai
The step will benefit startups expand, and global companies to contribute to India’s digital economy.
Proposed Data Protection Bill to severely impact data collection, processing for startup industry, says IAMAI
"With ease of doing business being still relatively difficult for startups, creation of an additional and complex regulator in the form of Data Protection Authority with ill-defined mandate will make things much more difficult for Indian tech startups,
Mobile internet users in India to reach 478 million by June 2018: Report
The report estimates that there are 291 million urban mobile Internet users and 187 million rural users as on December 2017.