The Centre said the law empowers it to expect such platforms to create a safe cyberspace and counter illegal content either themselves or by assisting the law enforcement agencies
New social media, digital media draft rules: Platforms to identify 'first originator' of message; OTT players to self regulate
New social media rules: For players like WhatsApp, which are end-to-end encrypted, this could mean they will be forced to break encryption in India in order to comply.
In wake of violence in Delhi, AAP govt mulls setting up WhatsApp number for complaints about hate speech
Authorities will invoke provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act to take strict action against those who is found circulating hate messages on WhatsApp
RS panel calls for making monitoring apps mandatory on all devices to contain child pornography, demands amendment of POCSO and IT Acts
The report was presented to Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu by the panel chief and Congress parliamentarian Jairam Ramesh
Reportedly, a final decision on this will be taken after an 'exhaustive' consultation process.
SC defers hearing of PILs against MHA order that allows Central agencies to decrypt data saved on any computer
In an affidavit filed before the apex court in March, the Centre has defended its notification, saying the decision does not infringe upon the Right to Privacy and was done in state interest.
Except for WhatsApp all social media giants open to share data with government
Journalist Prashant Kanojia arrested for ‘objectionable’ social media post about Yogi Adityanath; charged with defamation, sections of ITA
A journalist has been arrested for allegedly sharing an objectionable post against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media, police said.
TikTok and PUBG ban in India: Is it even constitutional? Strong regulations needed over arbitrary measures to address issue
PUBG and TikTok are just examples of new, immersive and disruptive activities in a rapidly evolving technological age. There are a variety of others on the horizon, such as virtual reality, augmented reality and driverless cars.
WhatsApp tensed about proposed govt regulations in India, says the company will require to re-architect the product
Recent home ministry orders recently allowed 10 agencies to monitor personal computers of citizens.
Surveillance is no new issue in India, the desire to control is universal, no matter who is in power.
Modi govt has become a 'peeping tom', IT rules amendments 'reminiscent of eerie dictatorships', says Congress
he Congress Monday accused the Modi government of "violating" the privacy of individuals and converting India into a "nanny state" in the wake of reports of the Centre's proposal to amend the Information Technology Act.
MHA authorises 10 central agencies to intercept calls, data on any computer: Mamata, Omar, Owaisi slam move
The 10 agencies which have been authorised will be able to intercept, monitor and decrypt information on any computer.
Sebi seeks consent to intercept calls: Should such enormous power be conferred on regulator in absence of global precedent?
SEBI has already been conferred with a wide array of legislative, executive and quasi-judicial powers.
WhatsApp does not comply with the IT Act which requires the appointment of Grievance Officer.
Attorney General KK Venugopal suggested that besides live streaming, the top court may also provide for transcribing facilities and archive the audio-visual record of the proceedings to make the webcast accessible to litigants and other interested persons who are unable to witness the hearings on account of constraints.
Data Protection Bill: Why it's critical we look at fair digital economy, state functions and surveillance reform
Here are three common concerns raised in the context of the Data Protection Bill recommendations.
Part I of the series on the data protection bill with a quick overview of its various sections.
CBI to probe Cambridge Analytica data breach, determine if firm violated Indian laws, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
CBI will investigate whether personal data from Indian voters and Facebook users was compromised by political consultant Cambridge Analytica.