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Will abolish angel tax if voted to power, says Congress President Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Monday that if voted to power, the Congress would abolish the so-called angel tax — a 30% levy on foreign investments over Rs10 crore in Indian startups — that has long plagued the sector. Startups have long complained about the angel tax policies... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Congress, Policy, Rahul Gandhi, Angel Tax


Intermediary Liability: “Many problems need many solutions”, says S Gopalakrishnan, Jt Secretary, MEITY

There was some indication from from S Gopalakrishnan, Joint Secretary, MEITY about how the ministry is looking at its consultation on Intermediary Liability protections. Gopalakrishnan was speaking at the Future of Tech Policy in India event organised by SFLC.in. Key takeaways from his comments:... ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Policy, Event, Intermediary Liability, MeitY, SFLC, SFLC.in, Future of Tech Policy in India, Gopalakrishnan


Proposed Intermediary Liability Rules threat to privacy and free speech, global coalition tells MeitY

“We respectfully call on you to withdraw the draft amendments proposed to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules in December. As published, the draft amendments would erode digital security and undermine the exercise of human rights globally.” A global coalition of 31 civil... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Government, India, Policy, Safe Harbor, Intermediary Liability, MeitY


ECI to talk to Google, FB, Twitter, WhatsApp, ShareChat and TikTok India heads about taking down offending content

The Election Commission of India (EC) has asked to meet with Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, ShareChat and TikTok’s India heads to talk about taking down content which violates its guidelines during the upcoming elections, reports the Indian Express. It is interesting that the EC has now... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Whatsapp, Policy, Content, EC, Google Facebook Twitter, Content Moderation


Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ Bulk Data sharing policy allows it to sell Drivers License and Vehicle registration data

The Ministry of Road Transport (MoRTH) and Highways has released a Bulk Data Sharing Policy & Procedure in which it states who can buy bulk vehicle data of Registration Certificates (RCs) and Driving Licenses (DLs), what it can do with it and how much the data will cost. MoRTH says that it... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Internet, Government, Data, Policy, Regulation, Transport, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Road Transport MoRTH


The unionisation of ecommerce: Indian e-services cos form trade association TECI

Snapdeal, ShopClues, UrbanClap, Shop101, Flyrobe, Fynd, Mamaearth, Superbottoms and Azah have founded a trade association called The E-Commerce Council of India (TECI), reports the Economic Times. TECI will look at policy advocacy, best practices when it comes to data privacy, logistics and... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Government, India, Policy, Lobby, SnapDeal, Indiatech.org, TECI, Azah, E Commerce Council of India TECI, Economic Times TECI


NAMA Digest: Developments at Oyo, Twitter, Amazon, YouTube, Facebook and more

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem. Developments in the digital ecosystem Oyo will pump in $200 million in its India and South Asia business to focus on expansion and customer experience, the company said in a statement. It has... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Uber, Twitter, News, Internet, Youtube, Investments, India, Amazon Prime, Policy, Regulation, Britain, South Asia, Quikr


India’s ecommerce policy is inconsistent and vague, stifles innovation – Nikhil Sud

By Nikhil Sud, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Albright Stonebridge Group India’s draft e-commerce policy, dated February 23, imposes various obligations including in connection with data. In several ways – five of which are discussed below – the policy’s data obligations risk discouraging... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, Internet, India, Data, Policy, Regulation, Data Protection, MeitY, Data Localisation, Nikhil Sud


NAMA Digest: Developments at Zoho, Netflix, Facebook, OLX and more

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem. Developments in the digital ecosystem NPCI has issued 64 million RuPay global cards on the Discover Network, reports the Economic Times. The cards are accepted by 41 million merchants across... ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Smart City, News, Government, India, Policy, Netflix, Regulation, Airbnb, Flipkart, Paytm


CAIT wants to bundle cab and delivery cos into the commerce policy

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has asked that online cab companies Ola and Uber be brought under the ecommerce policy, reports Money Control. The CAIT confirmed to MediaNama that it had raised this issue in the meeting with DPIIT. Last week, prior to the previous deadline for... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Policy, Regulation, DIPP, Cait, Medianama, Confederation of All India Traders CAIT, DPIIT, Ola and Uber


Ecommerce policy: DPIIT extends the comments deadline to 29 March

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has extended the deadline for sending comments on India’s ecommerce policy to 29 March 2019, as opposed to the previous deadline of 9 March, it said in a notification. Stakeholders and the public can send comments to... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Government, India, Policy, Regulation, DIPP, DPIIT


Elizabeth Warren reportedly also wants to break up Apple

Massachusetts Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren made waves yesterday when she outlined her plan for breaking up big tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook. Now, The Verge reports Warren also wants to break up Apple. Specifically, Warren believes Apple should not be able to both run the Apple App Store and distribute apps in it. “It’s got to be one or the other,” Warren told The Verge. “Either they run the platform or they play in the store. They don’t get to...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Amazon, TC, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Policy, Warren, Google Amazon, Amazon Google, Amazon Basics, Facebook Now The Verge


IT Parliamentary panel asks Facebook to do more to fight misinformation

The Indian parliamentary committee on IT has asked Facebook to do more to curb fake news on its platform ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, reports Reuters. The committee told Facebook that it wasn’t doing enough to curb misinformation, and questioned the steps it has taken to do this so... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Internet, Government, Social Media, Whatsapp, Policy, Regulation, Reuters, Fake News, MeitY, Lok Sabha Elections 2019


SC asks the Centre to come up with a Cryptocurrency Policy in four weeks

We missed this earlier. On Monday last week, the Supreme Court has passed an order presenting the Central Government with a “last opportunity” to come out with regulation of cryptocurrency policy in India. After these 4 weeks, the SC will take a decision on the RBI’s... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, Internet, Government, India, Policy, Regulation, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Sc, Digital Payments, Bitcon


Nasscom and CII request an extension for the Ecommerce Policy: report

The Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) may extend the deadline for receiving comments on the draft National E-commerce Policy from March 9 to March 31, after industry associations such as Nasscom and the Confederation of Indian Industry sought the extension, reports... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Government, Policy, Regulation, CII, Confederation of Indian Industry, NASSCOM


PIL in Karnataka HC seeks to regulate streaming platforms under Cinematograph Act

The Karnataka High Court has issued notice in a petition seeking that video streaming platforms Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, YouTube and AltBalaji, be brought under the Cinematograph Act and obtain certificates from the Censor Board before streaming content. The petition, available on and... ...
Tags: Travel, Video, News, Youtube, Government, Policy, Netflix, Regulation, Streaming, Karnataka, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix Amazon, Central Board of Film Certification, Karnataka High Court, Hotstar, Censor Board


NAMA Digest: Developments at Paytm, Uber, IRCTC, Ola and more

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem. Paytm has partnered with the Noida Traffic Police to enable digital challan payments for traffic rule violators. Paytm claims to have processed 2 million transactions in the 5 states it... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Uber, News, Internet, Youtube, Investments, Policy, Electric Vehicles, Zomato, Airtel, Ola, Paytm, Volte, Digital Payments, IRCTC


Internet resumed after a week-long shutdown in Itanagar: reports

The internet was restored in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh’s capital, on 1st March, 7 days after it was suspended statewide on February 22. It is unclear if the internet has been restored in the rest of the state. MediaNama has reached out to government officials in Arunachal Pradesh, and will... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Government, Data, Policy, Telecom, Arunachal Pradesh, Medianama, Itanagar, Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh, Internet Shutdown, Internet shutdowns


Harmful content: Facebook and Google may face a sanctions regime in the UK

American tech giants Facebook and Google may soon face mammoth penalties in the UK if they fail to control the spread of fake news, hate speech, and other kinds of harmful content, according to an upcoming policy paper, reports Business Insider. The paper focuses on internet safety, and calls for... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, UK, News, Privacy, Internet, Social Media, Policy, Regulation, Content, Platforms, Gdpr, Content Moderation


Aadhaar ordinance approved, can now be used for private authentication

#Cabinet approves promulgation of #Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019; amendments proposed are the same as those contained in the Bill passed by the Lok Sabha on 4th January [email protected]_MeitY @OfficeOfRSP @rsprasad — Sitanshu Kar (@DG_PIB) February 28, 2019 The Union Cabinet has... ...
Tags: Travel, Legal, News, Privacy, Government, Policy, Union Cabinet, Lok Sabha, Aadhaar, Digital Payments, UIDAI, Aadhaar eKYC, Sitanshu Kar


NAMA Digest: Developments at Reliance, Grofers, Ola, Flipkart and more

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem. Funding Digital risk management and cybersecurity platform CloudSEK has raised Rs 3.5 crore from IDFC Parampara, per a company statement. Grofers has raised $60 million from Softbank Vision... ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Facebook, News, Privacy, Internet, Investments, Government, Walmart, Whatsapp, Policy, Regulation, Content, Flipkart, Ola


TikTok fined $5.7M by the US FTC for violating kids’ privacy

Video content app TikTok has been penalized $5.7 million by the US Federal Trades Commission for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), after complaints that it illegally collected personal information of children below 13 years without parental consent. The complaint... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Video, News, Internet, China, US, Social Media, Policy, Regulation, Streaming, Content, Ftc, Musical.ly, Bytedance, Tiktok


Twitter to hire India head and liaison officer for elections in India

Twitter will hire a liaison officer with the Election Commission of India, reports Reuters. This follows a government IT Committee meeting, which gave Twitter 10 days to respond to its questions. Twitter’s global head of public policy Colin Crowell, who represented the company at the committee,... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Policy, Reuters, Election Commission, Colin Crowell, Election Commission of India, IT Committee, Election Integrity


NAMA Digest: Developments at Paytm, PhonePe, Zomato, Oyo, Amazon, IndiaTech and more

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem.  Developments in the digital ecosystem The Telangana Government has launched a digital networking platform called Telangana State GlobalLinker, in partnership with GlobalLinker. This platform... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Ecommerce, Twitter, News, Internet, Government, Walmart, Policy, Electric Vehicles, Bmw, Zomato, Flipkart, Inmobi, Paytm


India’s Draft Ecommerce Policy is really a Digital Economy Policy, impacts the whole ecosystem

Over the weekend, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade released India’s Draft Ecommerce Policy (pdf). The DPIIT has invited comments from stakeholders and the public, which can be sent to [email protected] till 9 March 2019. At this point, it is unclear if the... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, Privacy, Government, India, Data, Policy, Regulation, Data Protection, Piracy, Safe Harbor, DIPP, Data Localisation


RBI extends wallets’ KYC compliance deadline by 6 months

The RBI has given wallets another 6 months to comply with KYC requirements, extending from the earlier deadline of February 28, 2019. The RBI said that the extension was granted “based on requests received from various stakeholders” given that alternative systems had to be figured out... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Policy, Wallets, Regulation, RBI, Aadhaar, Digital Payments, Aadhaar eKYC, e-KYC, KYC norms


IT Parliamentary Committee calls on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram reps to meet next month

The Indian Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology has called on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram representatives to discuss the safeguarding of citizens’ rights on online platforms, reports Business Standard. This meeting will be held on 6 March, and according to the report, the... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Instagram, Internet, Government, Social Media, Whatsapp, Policy, Content, Facebook WhatsApp, Content Moderation, Election Integrity, IT Parliamentary Committee


Trump calls for 6G cellular technology, because why the heck not

We’ve been covering the battle for 5G between the U.S. and China for some time. The White House has made 5G technology a national security priority, and industry leaders have followed up that charge with additional investment in the fledgling technology. What 5G exactly is though remains mostly a mystery. Is it new bandwidth? Edge computing? Decentralized cloud processing technology? Autonomous vehicles? Something else? I get pitched a dozen stories a day about the “5G revolution” and no one can...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Government, White House, China, Policy, United States, Wireless, Donald Trump, Seventh Generation, 5g, Trump, Donald J Trump


Google shuffles global public policy team as regulations rise: report

Google is shuffling its global policy operations to “better meet those demands and to successfully engage with governments and other stakeholders,” reports Axios. It cited Google’s global public policy head Karan Bhatia as saying in an internal email that Google was the most pressurised... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, News, Internet, Government, Policy, Regulation, Public Policy, Industry Moves, Karan Bhatia


Indian content regulation laws will safeguard national interest: IT Minister RS Prasad

India will not hold back from making laws that safeguard national interest when it comes to regulating social media content, RS Prasad, India’s Union Minister for Electronics, told Reuters. Prasad added that the country will hold ‘wide consultations’ with internet companies before finalizing... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Government, India, Policy, Regulation, Safe Harbor, Intermediary Liability, MeitY, RS Prasad, RS Prasad India s Union Minister for Electronics, Reuters Prasad



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