Information Security Bill coming soon; Information technology rules need to be changed: Rajiv

Data Protection Bill: State Minister for Electronics and IT (MOS) Rajeev Chandrasekhar (MET) on Wednesday said the data protection bill would come soon during a special conversation with G Business.

Noting that many steps have been taken to make cyberspace better and more secure, the Minister said that this cycle will continue.

According to the minister, the data protection law will protect the rights and privacy of citizens. Efforts will be made to create a safe ecosystem with these guidelines. The government will issue some more such rules and guidelines in the coming days. They have been given 60 days to consent. In fact, the risk has increased, so it is necessary to bring such instructions, he said. There is a big difference between 2011 and 2022 and the number of internet users has also increased. At the same time, the government will bring changes in the Information Technology Act, he said.

The central government will also change the IT rules, he added.

The government wants to warn people about cyberspace through mediating guidelines and frequently asked questions (frequently asked questions).

Regarding cyber crime, the Union Minister said that many incidents are state sponsored. We all know about those countries. CERT-IN (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) is working on it, he said.

At the same time, the PLI project for audible and wearable devices will be announced soon, the Union Minister said. The government is also keeping an eye on the loan app.

RBI, METI and CERT-IN are working tirelessly on this, he said. Action has been taken against all such illegal apps and it will continue in the future, said Chandrasekhar.

The ministry’s goal is to secure online space, MOS said.

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