Digital India Act to be more principle-based: MoS IT Chandrasekhar

The ministry of electronics and IT has introduced the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, the National Data Governance Framework policy, and IT Rules, 2021, in the last two years

Sourabh Lele New Delhi

Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, minister of state for electronics & IT, on Thursday said the upcoming Digital India Act, which will replace India’s primary digital law IT Act, 2000, will be less prescriptive and more principle-based. He said the Act will enable and support a vibrant start-up and innovation ecosystem.
The government is close to drafting the Digital India Act, legislation to govern the digital space on key issues such as online harm, de-platforming, doxxing, and social media algorithms. The law is also expected to create a regulator for the internet similar to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

“The efficacy, implementation and acceptance of any bill or legislation is as good as how many minds come together to help in its draft. Our effort has been to involve as many stakeholders as possible in the process of law-making. It is the government’s legislation as much as it is the s

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First Published: Jan 19 2023 | 10:11 PM IST

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