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  • Twitter loses immunity over user-generated content in India Jul 06, 2021 12:26 PM IST

    Twitter loses immunity over user-generated content in India

    The dispute and the public spat has raised concern that American firms will find it difficult to do business amid a more stringent regulatory environment.

  • Twitter appoints interim Chief Compliance Officer for India, to share details with IT ministry soon Jun 15, 2021 09:14 PM IST

    Twitter appoints interim Chief Compliance Officer for India, to share details with IT ministry soon

    A Twitter spokesperson on Tuesday said the company continues to make every effort to comply with the new guidelines, and is keeping the IT Ministry apprised of progress at every step of the process.

  • IT Ministry directs WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy: Govt sources May 19, 2021 02:43 PM IST

    IT Ministry directs WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy: Govt sources

    The IT Ministry believes that the changes to WhatsApp privacy policy and the manner of introducing the said changes undermines the sacrosanct values of informational privacy, data security and user choice and harms the rights and interests of Indian citizens, government sources said.

  • No govt communication ever threatened social media platforms' staff of jail term: IT Ministry Mar 14, 2021 03:27 PM IST

    No govt communication ever threatened social media platforms' staff of jail term: IT Ministry

    Reacting to reports that alluded to Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter employees being threatened with jail term, the Ministry said social media platforms are "obliged to follow the laws of India and the Constitution of India, just like all other businesses in India have to."

  • Twitter blocks 97% of accounts, posts flagged by IT Ministry Feb 12, 2021 02:54 PM IST

    Twitter blocks 97% of accounts, posts flagged by IT Ministry

    This followed a meeting between Twitter representatives and the Information Technology Secretary on Wednesday evening where the US-based microblogging platform was issued a stern warning to comply with local laws or be prepared for action.

  • Twitter 'blocks' account of Rajya Sabha MP Chaudhary Sukhram Singh Yadav Feb 11, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    Twitter 'blocks' account of Rajya Sabha MP Chaudhary Sukhram Singh Yadav

    Yadav's account has 244 followers. It has become one of the high-profile accounts blocked by the microblogging site in India amid the ongoing tussle over blocking of some accounts related to farmers’ protest.

  • Centre reacts to Twitter on Koo: Says blog published ahead of engagement with ministry unusual Feb 10, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    Centre reacts to Twitter on Koo: Says blog published ahead of engagement with ministry unusual

    The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) shared a post on Koo calling the Twitter's latest blog post about its response to blocking orders by government of India unusual as it came ahead of government's scheduled engagement with the management of American micro-blogging site. The Ministry also shared its reaction on Twitter, though.

  • 'Concerned over safety of employees', Twitter seeks meeting with IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad after Centre's warning Feb 08, 2021 11:03 PM IST

    'Concerned over safety of employees', Twitter seeks meeting with IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad after Centre's warning

    Twitter believes that the open and free exchange of information has a positive global impact, and that the tweets must continue to flow, said the microblogging site.

  • Govt warns Twitter of consequences for defying orders to block accounts alleging "Farmer Genocide" Feb 03, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    Govt warns Twitter of consequences for defying orders to block accounts alleging "Farmer Genocide"

    The notice warns the social media platform of consequences “of non-compliance of directions issued under section 69-A of the IT Act”.

  • 6.03 crore GST e-invoices generated in December 2020 Jan 02, 2021 04:58 PM IST

    6.03 crore GST e-invoices generated in December 2020

    Notably, the e-way bill generation from the National Informatics Centre (NIC) developed e-way bill system is also highest during September to December 2020 compared to corresponding months of previous years.

  • Bug in mail sent by Bengaluru IT firm deletes sensitive data from 100 govt computers Sep 18, 2020 07:17 PM IST

    Bug in mail sent by Bengaluru IT firm deletes sensitive data from 100 govt computers

    A Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology official had received the email that contained the bug. The moment the government official had clicked on the attachment in the email, all the data stored in the system had got deleted.

  • Big social media cos may be asked to maintain database of active mobile number of users Jan 29, 2020 08:30 PM IST

    Big social media cos may be asked to maintain database of active mobile number of users

    By putting in such a requirement, the IT intermediary rules would also be in sync with provisions in the Personal Data Protection Bill.

  • IT Ministry launches performance smart-board for monitoring key programmes Oct 03, 2019 07:12 PM IST

    IT Ministry launches performance smart-board for monitoring key programmes

    This automated real-time performance smart-board is expected to promote transparency and enhance ease of working.

  • Google signs pact with IT ministry for 'Build for Digital India' Aug 31, 2019 06:00 PM IST

    Google signs pact with IT ministry for 'Build for Digital India'

    The programme will offer a platform to engineering students to develop market-ready, technology-based solutions that address key social problems, a release said.

  • Govt issues notice to Tiktok, Helo; asks them to answer queries or face ban Jul 18, 2019 12:32 PM IST

    Govt issues notice to Tiktok, Helo; asks them to answer queries or face ban

    The IT ministry has asked explanation from Helo on allegation that it has paid a huge sum to other media platforms for putting 11,000 morphed political ads on social media sites.

  • HUA Ministry suspects its info 'compromised', asks officials to follow online security guidelines Jul 09, 2019 03:48 PM IST

    HUA Ministry suspects its info 'compromised', asks officials to follow online security guidelines

    In its written communication to all officials and subordinated offices, the HUA Ministry said some malware and vulnerable issues have come to the notice where security of information appear to be "compromised".

  • IT Min submits responses to House panel's queries on issue of misuse of social media platforms Mar 04, 2019 08:06 PM IST

    IT Min submits responses to House panel's queries on issue of misuse of social media platforms

    The questions posed ranged from mechanisms with the government to monitor compliance of guidelines by social media platforms to actions taken on instances of misuse.

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad meets key IT ministry officials to discuss data security on social media Mar 23, 2018 03:59 PM IST

    Ravi Shankar Prasad meets key IT ministry officials to discuss data security on social media

    Sources in the ministry said that the meeting held yesterday with top IT ministry officials lasted for over two hours and deliberated the long-term solutions to address the issue.

  • CSCs can transform India, create rural jobs: IT Minister Jan 27, 2018 01:50 PM IST

    CSCs can transform India, create rural jobs: IT Minister

    Ravi Shankar Prasad lauded efforts of the Village Level Entrepreneurs or VLEs in offering services like Aadhaar, banking, insurance and promoting digital literacy in rural India.

  • IT Ministry reaches out to RBI, others against Wanna Cry ransomware May 15, 2017 08:20 AM IST

    IT Ministry reaches out to RBI, others against Wanna Cry ransomware

    The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has also instructed cyber security unit CERT-In to gather information of 'Wanna Cry' ransomware that has wrecked havoc across sectors like healthcare and telecommunications in more than 100 countries.

  • Expect BHIM cashback, massive expansion of Bharat QR: IT secretary Mar 17, 2017 09:23 PM IST

    Expect BHIM cashback, massive expansion of Bharat QR: IT secretary

    IT Secretary Aruna Sundarajan said the government was looking to rationalise charges on digital transactions as part of its push for a less-cash economy.

  • H1B visas: US realising ramifications of its decisions, says NASSCOM chief Mar 17, 2017 08:21 PM IST

    H1B visas: US realising ramifications of its decisions, says NASSCOM chief

    R Chandrashekhar, President of software body NASSCOM, said he had earlier witnessed a circumspect response from the US about India's IT concerns, but there appeared to be understanding of the nuances of late.

  • Govt receives over 1.5 lk complaints regarding cashless payments Dec 14, 2016 04:54 PM IST

    Govt receives over 1.5 lk complaints regarding cashless payments

    The government has received over 1.5 lakh complaints between November 8 to December 10. Most complaints pertain to faults in point of sales (PoS) machines, servers and bandwidth. Complaints have been directed towards poor IT infrastructure of payment gateway management companies.

  • IT Min approves 9,000 seats for call centres in small towns Oct 03, 2016 06:48 PM IST

    IT Min approves 9,000 seats for call centres in small towns

    IT Ministry today said it has given its in-principal approval for around 9,000 seats in business process outsourcing (BPO) units across several small cities of the country, including Varanasi, Siliguri and Patna.

  • Proposal to amend ITIR Policy submitted before CCEA Jul 20, 2016 05:50 PM IST

    Proposal to amend ITIR Policy submitted before CCEA

    ITIR are self contained integrated township to accelerate growth of IT, IT-enabled services like call centers, electronics hardware manufacturing facilities. As per present policy, minimum area of 40 sq km should be delineated for ITIR.

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