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A POLICY ANALYSIS – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (GUIDELINES FOR INTERMEDIARIES AND DIGITAL MEDIA ETHICS CODE) RULES, 2021

By Anubhav Goel


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Abstract
The article provides a critique to the recently enacted IT Rules 2021 by amalgamating the legal concerns that it entails with that to technological jurisprudence & philosophy from the vantage point that relates to a policy-maker. The analysis shows how these rules have set a perfect example of how these rules have stretched legislative mandate towards state’s despotism and has diluted the constitutional pillars, and started a regime where populism is supported while dissent is fossilized in the garb of arresting misinformation. The author has also tried to highlight its repercussions on the societal level. The article comprehensively deals with various problematic provisions in the rules, their effect, and how all that has miserably failed to pass the judicial scrutiny as laid down in various judgments. This article is an attempt to make the readers realize that law, technology and its combined development is the way forward and any compromise to either of their principles have spilling effect over another which is dangerous for constitutional values, both literally & in spirit.
Keywords
IT Rules, Constitutional pillars, technology, principles, despotism.

TypeResearch Paper
InformationLex Humanitariae: Journal for a Change, Volume II issue IV, Pages 01-08
ISSN 2582-5216
Creative CommonsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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