Finally wait is over. The much-awaited draft of the Digital India Act (DIA)bill will be released by the Indian government in the first week of June, announced by the Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar. The bill is to replace India’s decades-old Internet law, the Information Technology Act, of 2000. As well as regulate digital services like social media and artificial intelligence (AI).
This act is a pivotal pillar of a technology regulation framework, including the draft of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022, the Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022, and a policy for non-personal data governance.
The DIA will focus on regulating emerging technologies like ChatGPT from the “prism of user harm”. Some of the harms the government is concerned about include deliberate misinformation, cyberbullying, doxing, and identity theft, among others. As per the draft, The DIA bill is to encourage innovations and startups adhering to the government guidelines
Simpler and more effective procedures will be included under the Digital India Bill. , which will be easily accessible, deliver solutions to netizens, and resolve cyber disputes to create cyber jurisprudence.