The IT ministry is likely to release the Draft Digital India Act for public comments before the end of this month. The work is in the final stages of drafting the Digital India Act and it will be put out in the public domain for seeking comments soon. The draft rules will be sent to the union law ministry for review before that.
The bill will subsume the existing information technology act and may seek accountability from social media companies for algorithms deployed. The draft laws are expected to also contain provisions governing the use of emerging technologies such as advanced quantum computing, artificial intelligence and the metaverse among others.
It will also include provisions regulating the way in which large internet firms process data.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of India said that they want to make a crowd-sourced sort of a model for legislation. Minister added that they are creating a framework to govern digital world and the bill will focus on right of data principal, and fiduciaries.