Standing Committee on IT highlights lack of action taken by the Government and reiterates it recommendations on internet shutdowns

The Standing Committee on Communication and Information Technology (“Standing Committee”) has published its report on ‘Suspension of telecom services/internet and its impact’. The report has been published in light of the frequent use of internet suspension across the country. In this background, the Standing Committee has made a range of recommendations including a review of the legal regime for suspension of internet services and establishing a database of internet shutdown orders. In our letter addressed to them, we note with appreciation the recommendations issued by the Standing Committee in bringing this issue to the forefront and recommending concrete steps to address it.

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