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  • Government publishes draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill for public views Nov 18, 2022 01:09 PM IST

    Government publishes draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill for public views

    Draft bill mandates penalties of up to Rs 500 crore for non-compliance and the creation of a data protection regulator

  • MeitY unblocks VLC Media Player website within month of being served legal notice Nov 14, 2022 04:08 PM IST

    MeitY unblocks VLC Media Player website within month of being served legal notice

    The legal notice had said that the blocking of the videolan.org URL was in violation of international obligations to protect free speech in India and had threatened legal proceedings against the government if a copy of the blocking order was not provided to VideoLAN

  • MeitY looks to set up National Government Cloud to store sensitive govt, defence data locally Nov 14, 2022 11:23 AM IST

    MeitY looks to set up National Government Cloud to store sensitive govt, defence data locally

    The government will establish a network of hyper scale data centres, which are massive facilities built by companies with vast data processing and storage needs, to create the National Government Cloud.

  • As MeiTY amends IT Act, industry sees digitisation opportunity in real estate, financial sector Nov 03, 2022 02:46 PM IST

    As MeiTY amends IT Act, industry sees digitisation opportunity in real estate, financial sector

    NASSCOM said that if state government laws such as stamp duty and registration charges are also amended, it will now be possible to make all property transactions paperless.

  • IT Rules Amendment: Govt doesn't want to be internet ombudsman, says Rajeev Chandrasekhar Oct 31, 2022 12:13 PM IST

    IT Rules Amendment: Govt doesn't want to be internet ombudsman, says Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    Minister of state for Electronics and Information Technology says the committee on content moderation will direct appeals to the right tribunals when they are outside MeitY's purview. He says the govt went ahead with the amendment only after social media platforms failed to come up with a self-regulatory organisation

  • There will be multiple intermediaries defined in upcoming digital laws: Rajeev Chandrasekhar Oct 27, 2022 03:19 PM IST

    There will be multiple intermediaries defined in upcoming digital laws: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar also said that space and satellite sector will have interesting use cases that will catalyse startups in the Indian ecosystem.

  • IT ministry looks to amp up email security for increasing cyber attacks Oct 18, 2022 11:27 AM IST

    IT ministry looks to amp up email security for increasing cyber attacks

    The government, through the National Informatics Centre (NIC), has floated a request for proposal (RFP) to select a system integrator who can deploy additional support for the email security framework and so on

  • Not just user, intermediary also affected by blocking orders, Twitter tells Karnataka HC Oct 17, 2022 10:21 PM IST

    Not just user, intermediary also affected by blocking orders, Twitter tells Karnataka HC

    These submissions come in response to the Karnataka High Court's questions on how Twitter is considered an aggrieved person. The case involves a petition that challenges 10 blocking orders consisting of 39 URLs belonging to users.

  • Govt updates cybersecurity guidelines to boost dept LAN security Oct 14, 2022 08:15 AM IST

    Govt updates cybersecurity guidelines to boost dept LAN security

    This particular version of the guidelines gives a low down of what Chief Information Security Officers of government ministries and departments should do to ensure that local area networks (LAN) of offices are not susceptible to cyber attacks.

  • After website ban, VLC downloads in India dropped to 10%: Jean-Baptiste Kempf Oct 07, 2022 10:48 AM IST

    After website ban, VLC downloads in India dropped to 10%: Jean-Baptiste Kempf

    Jean-Baptiste Kempf, president of VideoLAN and lead developer of VLC Media Player, said that he would wait for two weeks for the government's response to the legal notice

  • Government to spend Rs 26,000 crore to set up 25,000 telecom towers in 500 days Oct 04, 2022 12:00 PM IST

    Government to spend Rs 26,000 crore to set up 25,000 telecom towers in 500 days

    Telecom minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has said connectivity is vital for Digital India to ensure its reach to every corner of the country

  • Semiconductors | How MEITY’s incentive scheme will impact silicon fabs Sep 29, 2022 09:58 AM IST

    Semiconductors | How MEITY’s incentive scheme will impact silicon fabs

    From the point of view of financial and technological capability, India stands a chance of getting more mature node fab applicants than advanced node fab applicants

  • ‘Rudra I’ set to power supercomputers: Centre to offer its server tech to industry, world Sep 26, 2022 11:16 AM IST

    ‘Rudra I’ set to power supercomputers: Centre to offer its server tech to industry, world

    The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), has designed and developed Rudra I server towards its efforts to make a supercomputer

  • Govt plans to restructure Digital India Corporation, aims to double staff Sep 21, 2022 11:00 AM IST

    Govt plans to restructure Digital India Corporation, aims to double staff

    The government will rope in a consultant who will assess Digital Indian Corporation critically and design an optimal organisational structure for the entity under which MyGov, NeGD, Indian Semiconductor Mission, etc operate

  • Echoing Centre's stand, White House calls for stronger protection of sensitive data Sep 12, 2022 11:40 AM IST

    Echoing Centre's stand, White House calls for stronger protection of sensitive data

    The call comes at a time the Indian government is looking at a “complete overhaul” of the country’s cyber laws.

  • Startups to help NIC in securing its 10,000 websites, apps, portals and APIs Sep 08, 2022 05:06 PM IST

    Startups to help NIC in securing its 10,000 websites, apps, portals and APIs

    While reasoning the need for such security audits, the NIC said that there are possibilities of cyber attack on these websites and applications because of "flaws in the design, development and deployment of application software

  • Bots, unregulated use of algorithms are threats to safe and trusted internet: Rajeev Chandrasekhar Sep 08, 2022 12:56 PM IST

    Bots, unregulated use of algorithms are threats to safe and trusted internet: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    Minister of State in Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar said this while responding to reports that Disney had found fake users on Twitter in 2016

  • IT Rules amendments to come in the next few days: Rajeev Chandrasekhar Sep 07, 2022 01:38 PM IST

    IT Rules amendments to come in the next few days: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    Minister of State in Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that a series of new technology legislation will be brought out in quick succession over the next few months, but they would be subject to intensive stakeholder scrutiny

  • R&D gets a rethink as government bets big on global semiconductor race Sep 07, 2022 08:35 AM IST

    R&D gets a rethink as government bets big on global semiconductor race

    Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology's R&D and High-Tech Advisory Group will be submitting a white paper in this regard outlining the roadmap for R&D for the next two years

  • IT Rules: Industry, government exploring option of establishing committees at intermediaries for grievance redressal Sep 07, 2022 08:33 AM IST

    IT Rules: Industry, government exploring option of establishing committees at intermediaries for grievance redressal

    A few intermediaries are championing the cause for establishing internal grievance appellate committees, at a tier above grievance officers, sources said

  • After Arshdeep Singh episode, Sanjeev Sanyal, others complain of 'malicious' edits to their Wiki pages Sep 06, 2022 05:23 PM IST

    After Arshdeep Singh episode, Sanjeev Sanyal, others complain of 'malicious' edits to their Wiki pages

    Minister of State in Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that if Wikipedia wishes to remain an intermediary in India, they have to be aligned with the country's goals of having 'safe and trusted internet'.

  • Data fiduciaries should give notice to users when personal information from mobiles is collected: Draft guidelines Aug 30, 2022 09:58 PM IST

    Data fiduciaries should give notice to users when personal information from mobiles is collected: Draft guidelines

    The personal data shall be collected digitally only to the extent that is necessary for the purpose of processing of such personal data, the guidelines say

  • IT ministry releases draft mobile security and anonymisation of data guidelines Aug 30, 2022 02:56 PM IST

    IT ministry releases draft mobile security and anonymisation of data guidelines

    The government said that the MSG draft covers challenging aspects of mobile security and the anonymisation of data guidelines will supplement data-related policies/legislations of government of India

  • Our policies will prevent market distortion by dominant tech firms: Rajeev Chandrasekhar Aug 08, 2022 02:52 PM IST

    Our policies will prevent market distortion by dominant tech firms: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    All tech policies are geared towards the goal of a trillion dollar digital economy that is open, safe and secure for participants, says the Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology

  • LetsVenture joins Centre's Samridh scheme, to invest up to $100,000 in startups Aug 06, 2022 07:03 AM IST

    LetsVenture joins Centre's Samridh scheme, to invest up to $100,000 in startups

    LetsVenture was selected for the accelerator program earlier this year, through which the VC plans to support around eight startups in the first phase