Indian govt’s new IT laws to disrupt social media platforms

Aug 1, 2022Global Alliance for Digital Governance, AI-Government, News

Globally, there has been a concession on transparency and the need for algorithmic audits.

Digital India Act

The IT Act 2000 oversees almost every facet of online activities. When the laws were first introduced, social media firms such as Facebook and Twitter did not exist. Technologies such as AI and ML were not as famous as today.

However, a lot has changed in the last 22 years. Fast-paced technological changes with the advent of AI and ML have made it critically important for the regulatory framework to be more specific and effective.

However, much progress has been made in this regard in different parts of the world. Most recently, the European Parliament recently voted in favour of the ​​Digital Services Act (DSA). By doing so, the EU became the first jurisdiction in the world to set a comprehensive standard for regulating digital space. The new legislation could force these firms to share their algorithm with not just the regulators but with the users as well.

The Global Alliance for Digital Governance (GADG) was established through a collaboration of the Boston Global Forum and World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid at the Policy Lab on September 7-9, 2021.

GADG will:

  • Coordinate resources: governments, international organizations, corporations, think tanks, civil society, and influencers for AI and a digital sphere for good, to make these resources more effective, to synthesize and maximize their impact, and to create more implementation-oriented conferences.
  • Protect fundamental values and standards proposed in Social Contract for the AI Age, in AI International Accordand in the book Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment.