Indian Gov’t Mulls Changes to IT Laws to Curb Social Media Abuse

India’s opposition party recently blasted the government for introducing amendments to the country’s IT rules which according to them is being used to turn India into a nanny state and violate the privacy of individuals.

The opposition was pertaining to the released drafts amendments which seeks to compel social media and online platforms to enable tracing of originators of information when required by authorized government agencies.

Congress additionally said that these amendments would give a tremendous expansion in the power of the “big brother” government on ordinary citizens similar to those of dictatorships.

Source: Business Standard

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