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MeitY seeks to rejuvenate the IT Act, seeks opinion from departments, industries

In a bid to stay updated with the technological advancement in social media, e-commerce, cybercrime, digital payments and more, it has resorted to taking opinions from various departments and industry to revise the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000.

In a bid to stay updated with the technological advancement in social media, e-commerce, cybercrime, digital payments and more, it has resorted to taking opinions from various departments and industry to revise the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000.


A national daily quoting a senior government official said that the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has approached stakeholder ministries including the Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Telecom for their inputs on the revision of the act. Post the initiative from the MeitY, the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has reached out to industries for their feedback. DPIIT has reached out to National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and Assocham for the same.


Earlier in February, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Electronics and IT disclosed the government’s plan to revise the IT Act realising the shift in technology since the last decade.



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