Twitter Said to Have Complied With MeitY’s Final Notice

Social media platform Twitter has complied with the final notice issued by the Ministry of Electronics and IT on June 27, an official source said on Monday. The Ministry of Electronics and IT had set a deadline of July 4, failing which Twitter could have lost the intermediary status, which means it will be liable […]

Social Media Should Act in Accordance With Indian Laws: MeitY

The Indian government’s proposal to set up a grievances appellate panel follows several complaints that social media platforms are not adequately redressing the issues raised by the people, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Thursday. The Minister of State for Electronics and IT held an open house discussion with stakeholders on a draft notification to […]

Government Orders Employees Not to Use Google Drive, VPNs: Details

A new government order restrict employees from using third-party, non-government cloud platforms including Google Drive and Dropbox as well as virtual private network (VPN) services including NordVPN and ExpressVPN. The order passed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) has been circulated to all ministries and departments and all government employees are required to comply with […]

Indian Government Withdraws Advisory Against Sharing Photocopy of Aadhaar

The Indian government has withdrawn an UIDAI advisory that cautioned the general public against sharing photocopy of their Aadhaar with any organisation. The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) said it is withdrawing the press release as it can lead to misinterpretation. “The release advised the people to not to share photocopy of their Aadhaar […]

RBI Has Found 600 Illegal Lending Apps, Government Blocked 27 Of Them

Government has blocked 27 illegal lending apps Around 600 illegal lending apps have been found by a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) working group, while the government has blocked 27 such apps. Interestingly, the RBI working group found these illegal apps during a short span of just two months, i.e. between January 1, 2021 and […]

Regulation To Put Onus Of Cyber Crime Reporting On Entities Soon: Minister

Government will bring a regulation that will put onus of cyber crime reporting on affected entities New Delhi: Government is coming up with a regulation that will make organisations hit by any cybercrime incidence to disclose it before the government, minister of state for electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Wednesday. While speaking at […]

Efforts To Ensure Accountability Shouldn’t Be Termed As ‘Anti-Free Speech’: Minister

Rajeev Chandrasekhar has said efforts to create accountability shouldn’t be termed as “anti-free speech” Mumbai: Minister of state for information and technology (IT) Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Wednesday called for global coordination to make big tech companies like Facebook and Google accountable to the societies they serve and asserted that the country’s efforts to create some […]

Social Media Should Be Accountable for Women’s Safety: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Union Minister for Information and Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday stated the in Rajya Sabha that it was important to make social media accountable to ensure that women were made safe everywhere, including cyberspace. While giving a reply to BJP MP Sushil Kumar Modi’s question on the Bulli Bai app in Rajya Sabha, the Union […]

Appscale Programme Announced to Help Indian Startups Build Global Apps

Appscale Academy, a new growth and development programme for startups, has been announced by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Google. This programme looks to train early- to mid-stage startups across India on building apps for a global audience. Google and MeitY will conduct a selection process wherein 100 startups will get […]

Government Hopes Technology Companies Won’t Use Encryption As An “Excuse”

Government hopes that technology companies won’t use encryption as a shield to hold back probe India expects that technology companies will not use encryption as an excuse to hold up investigations and will play their part in bringing criminals to justice, Secretary in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Ajay Prakash Sawhney said […]

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