The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) on Friday released its donation made during the public discussion on the proposed Digital India Bill, marking an “critical need for a specialised and devoted” adjudicatory medium for online civil and felonious offences. The ministry has suggested age-gating by regulating the addicting technologies and protection of minors data, safety and sequestration of children on social media platforms, gaming, and laying apps as one of the crucial factors in DIA.
It has also put forward adjudication against stoner damages from vengeance porn, cyber-bullying, dark web, vilification, or doxxing, etc. The government has geared up for the process to draft the Digital India Bill, which will replace India’s primary digital law, Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000. It’ll address newer challenges created by the ultramodern day internet. During the discussion, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that the proposed Digital India Act aims to help develop India as an encyclopedic ally competitive invention and entrepreneurial ecosystem. “Internet that began as a force of good has moment come vulnerable to colorful types of complex stoner harms like catfishing, cyber stalking, cyber trolling, gaslighting, phishing, vengeance porn,cyberflashing, dark web, women and children, vilification,cyber-bullying, doxing, salami slicing, etc and there’s an critical need for a specialised and devoted adjudicatory medium for online civil and felonious offences,” he said.
As per the donation, the current IT Act has several limitations, including a lack of comprehensive vittles on stoner rights, trust and safety. Neither, it also lacks a distinct nonsupervisory approach for “dangerous” and “illegal” content, and gathered, coordinated, and harmonised institutional nonsupervisory bodies, among others. The new law also aims to help the attention of request power and gatekeeping, deformations through regulation of dominant ad tech platforms, app stores, etc, as per the ministry. It must be noted that big tech companies like Google, Meta, and Twitter have been under scrutiny in India for violation of colorful morals, and the Centre is trying to rein in these players.