MeitY may relax norms on content monitoring for social media firms
Looks to drop clause that requires cos to develop automated tools to actively monitor content
MeitY whitepaper to seek opinion on non-personal data
The government may also consider leaving it to the ministries or regulators to define w...
MeitY seeks feedback on data bill from select few
MeitY has sought inputs on the scope of the data authority and obligations for the data fid...
MeitY may not include E-commerce data in privacy bill
MeitY may reject DPIIT proposal to include ecommerce data in the proposed Personal Data Protection Bill.
Sanjeev Nandan Sahai new power secy; Pankaj Kumar to be UIDAI chief
"Pankaj Kumar, Additional Secretary, MeitY as CEO, Unique Identification Authority of India in the rank and pay of Secretary by temporarily upgrading the post," the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet said, as per an official statement.
Need 3 months to notify guidelines for social media platforms, govt tells SC
The government stated the timeframe of 3 months in an affidavit filed to the Supreme Court in order to make inter-ministerial consultation for effective guidelines. MeitY said the complexity will have a significant impact on all stakeholders.
Ecosystem in place for a software hub: Ravi Shankar Prasad
The entire ecosystem of payments & favourable policies are already in place for India to become a big hub of software products, said Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. He also asked tech firms to support the govt in its Digital Villages programme.
Data Protection Bill likely to be placed in Parliament in winter session: Official
The new law will prescribe some penalties and compensations so that people take it seriously.
IT Ministry asks WhatsApp for details of recent spyware attack
WhatsApp admits attacks ‘highly sophisticated’ but says ‘relatively small’ numbers hit.
Trai wants be country's data czar, MeitY not keen
The telecom watchdog is pitching to become the nodal authority for data security, privacy and cybercrime.
Benefits of data rules must reach citizens, not just companies: S Gopalakrishnan
Infosys cofounder Kris Gopalakrishnan said worries over data sharing and privacy will subside once the boundaries around data are clearly drawn by the government.
Government looks to develop electronics component manufacturing base in India: MeiTY secy
The last five years, the MeiTY secretary said, witnessed a resurgence of manufacturing in India, starting with assembling of mobile phones.
Niti Aayog, MeitY spar over Rs 7,000 crore AI mission
Niti Aayog insists that India's AI mission could not be the "monopoly" of one single ministry.
New law needed for Aadhaar-social media linkage: UIDAI
Aadhaar Act only allows the use of Aadhaar for schemes and subsidies which are funded out of Consolidated Fund of India.
Qualcomm India extends design challenge to MeitY supported startups
The collaboration would focus on enabling overall growth of startups and development of soft skills, knowledge base, and opportunities to connect with domain experts.
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