Monday, Jan 30, 2023

IT Act


‘Deeply concerned’: Editors Guild urges Centre to expunge amendment to IT Act rules

January 25, 2023 3:48 pm

Determination of fake news cannot be in the sole hands of the government and will result in the censorship of the press, the Editors Guild of India has said in a letter to Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.

Draft IT rules that propose fact-checking by PIB raise serious constitutional concerns

January 22, 2023 12:04 pm

The proposals go against limits laid out by Supreme Court in Shreya Singhal case and bypass safeguards against government censorship stipulated in Section 69A of the IT Act. If government is serious about online safety, it may consider enacting a law addressing harms caused by misinformation

Multiple factors to be considered on cross border data transfer: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

December 24, 2022 5:02 am

Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) bill proposes the right to seek information from data fiduciaries -- entities that collect data from users -- but empowers the government to exempt entities notified from sharing information with individuals.

Digital India bill to replace IT Act, 2000: Govt plans classification of online intermediaries, separate norms

December 10, 2022 1:44 pm

The new legislation, dubbed as the Digital India Bill, is also expected to introduce new criminal offences, propose a regulator for the digital space akin to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), and prescribe governing provisions for emerging technologies like the metaverse and blockchain, it is learnt.

An income tax lesson for GST

October 28, 2022 8:45 am

Rajesh M Kayal writes: Faceless regime for direct taxes has delivered benefits. GST's drawback is that it remains face-to-face

IT Act mandates informing users of reasons for blocking, Twitter tells Karnataka HC in battle against govt orders

October 28, 2022 7:02 am

Twitter challenged 39 blocking orders issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in 2021.

No person should be prosecuted under Sec 66A of IT Act: Supreme Court

October 12, 2022 11:49 pm

Under the annulled section of the IT Act, a person posting offensive content could be imprisoned for up to three years and also fined.

UP: Youth booked for raping minor, posting crime video on social media

September 25, 2022 1:32 pm

According to the complaint lodged by the family members of the victim, the incident took place in January but the victim had not informed her family about the incident.

Use of Section 66A of IT Act despite it being struck down matter of serious concern: SC

September 07, 2022 2:57 am

On March 24, 2015, in the case Shreya Singhal v. Union of India, the Supreme Court struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 in its entirety, and ruled that it was violative of Article 19(1)(a).

New IT Act looks to rein in 'deliberate' misinformation

July 15, 2022 5:55 pm

The new law is also expected to have provisions to ensure net neutrality, data privacy, and algorithmic accountability of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, it is learnt.