Govt working on new data protection bill, Digital India Act, says IT minister Ashwini Vaishnav

Government Working on New Data Protection Bill, Digital India Act, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Says

The Government of India is working on a new Data Protection Bill as well as a Digital India Act. The announcement was made by India’s Minister of IT and Communications Ashwini Vaishnav during the launch of the second batch of Citrain Setu on Monday. Vaishnav said the government “plans to make the online world more accountable for what is published there.” It was also announced that the ministry would upload a new Telecom Bill within the next five to six days.

Vaishnav made these announcements during the launch of the second batch of Online PG Diploma Citrine Setu in Cyber ​​Law, Crime Investigation and Digital Forensics on Monday.

The Personal Data Protection Bill of 2019 was withdrawn by the government in August and will be replaced by a new bill aimed at having “a greater sense of accountability within the social media, internet, technology world”.

As mentioned earlier, the government is also working on a proposed law, the Digital India Act.

Vaishnav said the G20 Group of Digital Ministers has reached a global consensus on increasing the accountability of technology providers for the services they provide.

The ministry is also bringing in a new Telecom Bill, as most of the online content in the country is being consumed through mobile phones. Told,


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