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Rajiv chandrasekhar mister of state IT and electronics

‘Safe harbour’ for avoiding cyber crimes:Clause in IT law.

On Thursday officially the Union Government traced the Digital India Act 2023, however few months ago Digital India Act draft of IT legislation in India was out for discussion. According to source the act will affect a huge impact on IT tech and online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn etc. Rajiv Chandrashekhar Union IT minister reviewing the IT tech said this clause ‘Safe Harbour’ in Information and technology Act 2000 supports legal resistant against the contect shared by their users.

The initiative by the government was taken to avoid cyberbullying which is the principle ‘intermediaries’ on the internet. Mr Chandrashekhar said the platform for which the concept applied as a concept “have now morphed into multiple types of participants and platforms on the internet, functionally very different from each other, and requiring different types of guardrails and regulatory requirements.”

Safe harbour: The concept was based on social media, e- commerce, AI based platforms. The principle of ‘Safe Harbor’ was that social media platforms cannot be accountable as post on them made by users, such platforms should have zero liability to continue what users post on their online platforms. Crypto currency, deep fakes, metaverse, cloud computing etc all are consider under the new Act i.e., however replaced by the IT Act, 2000.


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