Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicIT Act

Topic: IT Act

News portals challenge new Modi govt rules for digital media, say it’s beyond scope of IT Act

The petition challenges the new rules as being ‘beyond the powers’ of the Information Technology Act 2000, under which they were issued.

The unconstitutionality at the heart of the government’s Twitter block order

The rules to implement the Section 69A of the Information Technology Act go against the basic principles of natural justice.

Bug targets critical govt computers at cyber hub NIC, email from Bengaluru firm is suspect

These computers are believed to contain data on India's security, citizens and important govt functionaries, including the PM, NSA and home minister, among others.

Can Chinese apps appeal India’s ban? Section 69A of IT Act has the answer

Section 69A of the IT Act gives the Union government the power to restrict websites that threaten India’s defence and sovereignty, but it doesn’t come under RTI Act.

India can be a digital economic powerhouse if new IT Act removes ambiguity around e-commerce

It should reflect the new realities of India’s digital challenges by removing ambiguities around technology in law & create a stable regulatory environment.

Intermediaries such as Google can face defamation for complaints prior to revised IT law: SC

The Supreme Court's ruling came on a plea by Google India, which sought quashing of a defamation complaint initiated prior to the amendments to the IT Act in 2009.

In India, it’s save-the-internet time once again

Internet freedom is threatened once again as the Modi government is high on power and the opposition dead. We must speak up before it's too late.

Internet group plans ‘zombie tracker’ to keep tab on FIRs filed under non-existent Sec 66A

Internet Freedom Foundation says cases still being filed under Section 66A, struck down by SC in 2015. 'Zombie tracker' will keep a tab on such cases on a monthly basis.

NCW is reviewing cyber crime laws, says existing IT Act doesn’t adequately help women

The women's commission is reviewing the existing laws on guardianship, occupational safety & health, besides provisions of IT Act.

Twice in a week, India moves to clamp down free speech

Legal and policy-related implications of the proposed amendment raise serious concerns.

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For BJP, Gyanvapi is like Babri. It’ll swing elections but take India back to a dark past

Secular Indians are mistaken if they think that the Place of Worship Act will prevent masjid-mandir controversies from proliferating. It is proved wrong every day.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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