India sets ball rolling on new cyber security strategy to counter emerging threats

Payal Ganguly

India is preparing for a new National Cyber Security Strategy 2020 (NCSS 2020). This comes weeks after Israeli firm NSO allegedly ....

2 December, 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

TRAI seeks comments on proposed industry body for cloud service providers

Payal Ganguly

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday came out with a consultation paper to decide on the terms and conditions ....

24 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

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

Policy Wrap: No FDI cap for insurance intermediaries; Govt may go easy on monitoring online content

Payal Ganguly

The central government has removed the cap on foreign equity investment in insurance intermediaries. The ministry of electronics ....

6 September, 2019

MeitY reaches out to stakeholders for feedback on ecommerce biz data

Payal Ganguly

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) has reached out to a select group of stakeholders for comments ....

20 August, 2019

Angel tax breather for startups, central body soon to handle complaints against ecommerce firms

Payal Ganguly

Startups battling notices on angel tax can breathe easy after the recent clarification from the finance ministry, which said that ....

9 August, 2019

Draft guidelines released for ecommerce platforms on consumer protection

Payal Ganguly

The department of consumer affairs has released a model framework of guidelines for ecommerce entities on consumer protection. Ecommerce ....

5 August, 2019

Policy Wrap: Cab aggregators wait for modified motor vehicles bill; govt panel seeks ban of cryptocurrency in India

Payal Ganguly

Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Ola may be covered under central rules. Chinese imports may attract 50% duties. Motor ....

26 July, 2019

Govt wants drone makers to install safety hardware to avoid accidents: Report

Anand J

The Union civil aviation ministry has asked drone manufacturers to install safety hardware such as chips to avoid aerial accidents ....

18 January, 2019

Explained: How e-commerce policy moves could shake up the sector

Payal Ganguly

Months after being put on ice, the draft e-commerce policy appears set for a comeback.  The government had proposed a ....

4 January, 2019

Flashback 2018: Policy moves that shook the startup ecosystem

Payal Ganguly

The year saw the powers that be take proactive measures to regulate and create a framework for emerging technologies, which took ....

24 December, 2018

Google, Facebook Warn On Internet Rules At e-G8


Google Inc Chairman Eric Schmidt and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg warned governments to tread lightly on Internet regulation ....

26 May, 2011

Google Troubled By Indian Internet Rules

dev khare & Anand Rai & Shrija Agrawal & Aashish Bhinde

Last month, Government of India's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology finalized the Internet control rules in ....

12 May, 2011