Indian government second only to US on Facebook data requests in H1 2019

Payal Ganguly

Requests for Facebook data by the Indian government increased 36.81% during the first six months of 2019 over comparable period ....

14 November, 2019

Consumer Protection Act draft rules hold ecommerce companies liable for counterfeits, false reviews

Payal Ganguly

The ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution on Monday released the Consumer Protection Act 2019 draft rules ....

12 November, 2019
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No charge on NEFT transactions from Jan 2020; QR codes may be merged

Payal Ganguly

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday mandated that banks cannot charge savings bank account customers for online transactions ....

8 November, 2019

Trader body calls for nation-wide protests against Amazon, Flipkart

Payal Ganguly

After complaining to the minister of commerce and industry Piyush Goyal and the prime minister Narendra Modi about e-commerce ....

4 November, 2019

The reason behind Uber India’s restructuring; Govt flags digital payments risks amid WhatsApp breach

Tanmay Tiwary

Uber recently restructured its India business. The government has expressed concerns over allowing social media companies into ....

4 November, 2019

Govt to notify new intermediary rules by January 2020

Payal Ganguly

The notification of new intermediary rules by the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) will be completed ....

22 October, 2019
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Govt seeks details of top 5 sellers from Amazon, Flipkart: Reports

Supriya Roy

Ecommerce giants Amazon and Flipkart have been asked to disclose the names of top five sellers on their platform as well as the ....

21 October, 2019

No MDR on digital payments at outlets with turnover of Rs 50 cr

Shashank Didmishe

Banks and digital payment platforms will have to forgo merchant discount rate (MDR) on digital payments made at businesses with ....

21 October, 2019

Rajasthan HC asks Centre to respond to charges of FDI violation by Amazon, Flipkart

Payal Ganguly

In its hearing of the writ petition filed by the Confederation of All India Trader (CAIT), the Jodhpur bench of the Rajasthan ....

15 October, 2019

5G spectrum auction within this fiscal, price reforms on the cards

Payal Ganguly

Union minister for communications and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad today cleared the air on 5G spectrum auction, ....

14 October, 2019
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Online traders meet Piyush Goyal over alleged FDI violations by etailers

Payal Ganguly

A delegation of online traders met the minister of commerce and industry Piyush Goyal on Wednesday to discuss ecommerce platforms’ ....

10 October, 2019

RBI asks large digital wallets to appoint internal ombudsman

Payal Ganguly

Large non-bank digital wallets like Paytm and PhonePe will be required to appoint an internal ombudsman for addressing customer ....

4 October, 2019

P2P lenders ask govt to relax credit norms; Uber restructures India operations

Tanmay Tiwary

An industry body for peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms has approached the government to relax credit norms for the sector. ....

4 October, 2019

India tops the list of govts that seek to censor online content

Supriya Roy

The Indian government has made the maximum number of content removal requests to major online platforms compared to its counterparts ....

3 October, 2019

Govt notification delay keeps etailers from uploading audit certificates

Payal Ganguly

Ecommerce companies claim they are ready with the audit certificates for compliance with the Press Note 2, which bans foreign ....

30 September, 2019

SC asks govt to review intermediary act, UIDAI says linking Aadhaar to social media needs new law

Payal Ganguly

The Supreme Court asked the government to frame guidelines to curb misuse of social media while ensuring privacy as part of its ....

25 September, 2019

RBI asks P2P lenders to furnish data on loans denied due to lending cap

Payal Ganguly

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has written to the industry body of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending companies seeking details on how ....

24 September, 2019

Madras HC wants to know if WhatsApp complies with IT Act; Flipkart focuses on small towns for festive sale

Team TC

The Madras High Court has asked the social messaging platform Whatsapp to confirm whether it complies with the Information Technology ....

24 September, 2019

Policy Wrap: Ban on e-cigarettes, RBI’s plan to regulate payment intermediaries top moves

Payal Ganguly

The union cabinet has approved an ordinance banning all electronic cigarettes including electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS), ....

20 September, 2019

RBI norms for payment intermediaries may affect Amazon Pay, Ola Money

Payal Ganguly

Ecommerce players like Flipkart and Amazon and ride-hailing platform Ola may soon have to comply with guidelines set down by the ....

18 September, 2019

CCI approves Oyo founder Ritesh Agarwal’s $1.5 bn stock buyback plan; OnMobile to sell nearly 18% stake to Jump Networks

Team TC

Ritesh Agarwal, the group chief executive of the Gurugram-based hospitality chain Oyo Hotels & Homes, has received a nod from ....

17 September, 2019