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I&B Ministry: Over 3 months after IT Rules notification, registration of self-regulatory bodies for OTT and News still in process

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting said in response to an RTI Application to MediaNama that the registration of self-regulatory bodies for news organisations and streaming services is still under process. The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, specifically Rule 12(3), requires that:...

Flipkart, Amazon challenge Karnataka HC order on antitrust probe: Report

Walmart-owned Flipkart and Amazon have legally challenged the resumption of the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) antitrust investigation against them, Reuters reported on Thursday. This comes days after Karnataka High Court (HC) dismissed their earlier pleas to halt the investigation. Timeline of events January 13, 2020: The CCI launched an investigation...

Asha healthcare workers protest “surveillance” tracking app: Report

Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) hired under the National Health Mission in Haryana are protesting an app that they’re being required to use for tracking their work and their GPS location out of concerns of surveillance, the Times of India reported. 22,000 workers will not be using the MDM 360 Shield app put out by […] The post Asha healthcare...

Flipkart, Amazon challenge Karnataka HC order on antitrust probe

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US government appoints big tech critic Lina Khan to lead the Federal Trade Commission

Lina Khan, an antitrust pioneer and critic of big tech, was appointed as the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the US antitrust watchdog. Khan was first nominated by the President for Commissioner of FTC on March 22 and the Senate confirmed her on Tuesday by a vote of 69–28. “I look forward to […] The post US government appoints big...

US introduces five bipartisan bills aimed at breaking up Big Tech

We missed this earlier: On June 11, US lawmakers debuted five bipartisan draft bills that are aimed at curbing the power of tech giants like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon. These bills are the product of the 16-month long investigation by the House Judiciary Committee that found Big Tech companies enjoy monopoly power. “The legislation represents...

DoT launches trusted telecom portal for registration of approved telecom gear

The Department of Telecommunications has launched trustedtelecom.gov.in, a portal for telcos to implement the National Security Directive on Telecommunication Sector, essentially to prevent the use of Chinese tech in Indian telecom networks. The Union Cabinet had approved the directive in December 2020. This is how the government said the portal would...

CCI to hear Oyo over the delisting of Treebo, FabHotels from MakeMyTrip

Oyo will register its objections with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) with regards to an application filed against its partner MakeMyTrip over the delisting of Treebo and FabHotels from the online travel booking portal. This was directed by the Gujarat High Court while it was hearing two appeals in connection to the case. Background […] ...

Vodafone Idea: Incentives for fixed line connectivity should be extended to wireless connectivity too

In response to a supplementary consultation paper on incentivizing fixed line broadband, Vodafone Idea (Vi) said that such incentives should be technology agnostic and apply to wireless providers too. “5G would bring revolutionary changes and increase wireless broadband speeds thereby, further reducing dependency on fixed-line broadband networks even...

98.2% of Domino’s delivery orders are now being placed online

Key takeaways Domino’s India parent Jubilant Foodworks clocked a Rs 104.3 crore profit in the quarter ended March 2021, representing a bounce back from the long-drawn economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The effects of the second wave are not captured, as this started right after the end of the quarter ended March […] The post...

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