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Given the rising importance of the internet, both as a tool and an instrument of change, governments around the world regulated it in varying degrees. Whilst on the one hand there are the examples of China, Russia and countries in the Middle East which have historically controlled the use of the internet by their citizens with an iron fist, we also have examples of countries in the EU, Australia and New Zealand, which, although considered relatively “freer” societies, have started creating regulations around the internet and holding the “big-tech” giants more accountable in each of their jurisdictions. India, which until recently used to employ a rather soft-touch approach to regulating the internet, is also now gearing up for the modern age with some vigour, especially with a new data protection regime expected in the coming months.

Click to read more – An Overview of the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021