The Broadband India Forum (BIF) has published a study on “Revising the Information Technology Act 2000” as part of the BIF’s Digital Dialogues series. This study aims to provide recommendations for revision of certain key sections of the proposed new Digital India Act.
This research suggests the creation of an improved institutional framework to address cybersecurity, establish surveillance oversight processes, and enable fairer content curation decisions and complaints handling. Challenges of the digital age.
The Government of India is planning to replace the Information Technology Act, 2000 with a new law, the Digital India Act, as part of a broader legal package on the digital ecosystem.
In a published study, XKDR Forum Visiting Fellow Rishab Bailey examined how the proposed law would address four focus areas: online censorship, brokerage liability, surveillance and cybersecurity. emphasized.
BIF President TV Ramachandran said: As such, the need for strong legal provisions to protect the evolving online environment becomes a priority. We are waiting for a clear and evolveable digital law to replace the IT law of 20 years ago. “
The BIF is an independent policy forum and knowledge-based think tank.