View: The good, the not-so-good and the bad in India’s new social media rules

It is good to see India act proactively driving a regulatory framework for responsible build and use of tech. Synopsis The Intermediary and Digital Media Ethics Code, 2021, that GoI recently announced is a step in the right direction. It helps users with grievance redressal, fake news and online safety. It increases the onus of […]

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Govt sets 50 lakh users threshold to define ‘significant social media intermediary’ under IT rules

The government has fixed fifty lakh registered users as the threshold for defining ‘significant social media intermediary‘, which will have to adhere to additional obligations and compliance under the new IT rules that seek to crack down on misuse of social media platforms. The new rules, announced earlier this week, require ‘significant social media intermediaries’ […]

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IT industry to grow 2.3% to $194bn in FY21: Nasscom

(This story originally appeared in on Feb 16, 2021) BENGALURU: The year has been marred by pandemic-related sharp declines in growth across industries. One major exception is India‚Äôs IT-ITeS sector. It is expected to grow by 2.3% to $194 billion in the 2020-21 financial year, according to estimates by Nasscom. The industry body, however, did […]

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