According to Ashwini Vaishnav, the minister for electronics and information technology, states across the nation have expressed concern about the effects of gaming, pornography, and social media on institutions and have asked the federal government to draft laws that could effectively regulate and control these things.
After meeting with state IT ministers at the ongoing India Mobile Congress, Vaishnav told reporters that almost all states had expressed concerns about the impact of social media and had suggested tougher legislation to regulate intermediaries.
“Many states exchanged their top techniques,” Vaishnav explained that this aids other states in modeling their own laws, rules, and policies after these best practices.
The minister reported that the government has begun receiving positive comments on the draft telecom bill that it had made available for public comment.
“We are getting a very good sense of how the industry feels, and most people have been positive about the bill.” “We have requested written suggestions from the industry about its concerns regarding the definitions of OTT” (over-the-top), as there are concerns about them,” he said.
The minister stated that the ministry was also working on the Digital India Act and Personal Data Protection Bill, which would be uploaded soon for comments.
- Who told reporters that almost all states had expressed concerns about the impact of social media?
- Who is Ashwini?
Ans. The minister for electronics and information technology
- On which ministry is working?
Ans. Digital India Act and Personal Data Protection Bill