The authorities is engaged on a Digital India Act to include new guidelines for stopping internet-aided circulation of unlawful, legal and youngster sexual abuse materials, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar mentioned on Friday.
Addressing a convention on ‘Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM)’, hosted by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the Vigyan Bhawan right here, the minister of state for electronics and data expertise, mentioned this may make web service suppliers (ISPs) and different intermediaries extra accountable for internet hosting offensive content material.
He mentioned the prevailing Information Technology Act doesn’t handle the challenges of the current instances. “Hence, the government formed the IT Rules, 2021, and amended it in 2022 to make intermediaries liable, and it is also proposing to bring a digital technology law,” Chandrashekhar mentioned.
The minister mentioned the federal government is dedicated to encouraging the usage of web by individuals as a software for his or her empowerment but it surely additionally desires it to be protected and trusted. It is compulsory on the a part of intermediaries being the service suppliers to take away unlawful and legal content material, he mentioned.
The authorities is engaged on a Digital India Act incorporating new guidelines for stopping internet-aided circulation of unlawful, legal and youngster sexual abuse materials, and in addition cowl on-line gaming, Chandrashekhar mentioned.
He mentioned the burden of the foyer free of charge expression and privateness can’t be a cow for criminality. “Even if a person is anonymous, the intermediaries have to disclose the originator of such content. The internet which was seen as a tool for the empowerment of the people morphed into an ecosystem that thrives on criminality and illegality, which is an all-time high now,” Chandrashekhar mentioned.
However, he additionally mentioned CSAM is a consequence of one thing taking place outdoors the web, which must be addressed below separate provisions of the legislation.
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