Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicThePrint-Koan Advisory series

Topic: ThePrint-Koan Advisory series

E-commerce not just e-retail, new consumer rules must properly define digital products too

The govt must remove ambiguities from e-commerce definitions and liabilities & ensure there is harmony between Consumer Protection Rules, 2020 and other policies.

Indian govt took first step to unlock value of non-personal data, must now bring in nuance

The framework to govern non-personal data in India should be unambiguous, and act as a catalyst to fuel economic growth.

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’s digital workforce needs secure software. Testing, not banning apps, is the answer

Modi govt's recent orders implicating digital platforms such as Zoom and WeTransfer without revealing the technical details don't address cybersecurity concerns.

Taxes without borders: Govt revises tax on digital transactions, but ambiguities remain

The expanded levy could address the drop in government revenues due to Covid, but the govt must clarify its applicability and enforcement mechanisms.

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.

Investment a must to become global power, new FDI rules can’t protect India’s interests

New FDI rules mean that an American company can invest in India without placing its proposal before the government but a Chinese company can’t do the same.

Incentives and infrastructure — what govt can do to boost data centres in India

The Centre plans to make India a $1 trillion digital economy by 2025, which will attract countries wanting to set up data centres in India.

India has to toe a fine line in defining non-personal data — between public interest and IPR

It won’t be wise to coerce large businesses to share data that indicates consumer behaviour. These are the intellectual property rights of these companies.

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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