The Information and Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw hinted that the government could be bringing a change in Information Technology legislation.
Ashwini Vaishnaw. (Photo: PTI/File)
The Union Minister of Information and Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw on Saturday hinted that the government could be planning to bring a change in Information Technology legislation.
Speaking at the Agenda AajTak 2021, Vaishnaw said, “The regulatory framework should change with time for sure.”
The IT Minister made the remark in response to a question on whether there was a need to bring a change to IT Act of 2000, since at the time of its inception there was no social media and the dependency on the internet and technology was relatively very low.
The Union Minister who also holds the portfolio of Railways, and Telecommunications, said the government was already doing away with the archaic laws. “The Prime Minister has already taken steps in this direction and almost 1500 archaic laws have been removed from the statute book,” he said.
Further, he said the consultation on news could begin very soon. “In the IT act, definitely the times have changed so we need to think afresh, so we will be consulting very soon,” the minister added.
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