A draft of the Digital India Act is expected to be published by the IT ministry before the end of the month for public comment. The Digital India Act is in the final stages of drafting and will be released to the public for comment as soon as possible. Before that, the draft rule will be sent to the union law ministry for review.
As part of the legislation, the existing information technology act will be accountable for social media companies may be held responsible for the algorithms they deploy. The draft laws are expected to also contain provisions governing the use of emerging technologies such as advanced quantum computing, artificial intelligence and the metaverse among others.
It will also include provisions regulating the way in which large Internet firms process data.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of state for skill Development and Entrepreneurship of India said that they want make a crowd-sourced sort of a model for legislation. Minister added that they are creating a framework to govern the digital world and the bill will focus on the rights of data principals and fiduciaries.
Digital India will have a very clear focus on dissuading social media platforms from hosting any content dealing with misinformation, fraud, or content against national security. These are the broad contours, will get a better picture once the ministry puts it out in the public domain.