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MeitY to hold public consultation on proposed changes to IT Rules

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology will organize a public consultation of the proposed changes to the 2021 Information Technology Rules on June 23 starting at 3 pm, a tweet from the ministry said.

The consultation will likely be attended by representatives from social media intermediaries, technology policy and other business advocacy groups, cybersecurity experts and privacy activists.

Earlier this month, the IT ministry republished a draft of proposed changes to the country’s technology and social media regulations, which it said are aimed at providing “more effective grievance redress” and filling “illnesses and gaps” in existing regulations.

The revised notification, which came a week after a similar draft was withdrawn, would address challenges posed by the expanding digital ecosystem, as well as gaps in current regulations, especially “vis-à-vis the Big Tech platform,” the ministry had previously said. said.

The ministry then gave all interested parties 30 days to submit their views on the draft proposed changes and said a date and time for a formal public consultation would also be announced in due course.

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