Classifying Intermediaries in the Upcoming DIA
By: Srishti Saxena and Dhawal Gupta
The enactment of the Digital Personal Data Protection Act of 2023 reflects a concerted effort to establish an Open, Safe, Trusted, and Accountable internet ecosystem. With the data protection regime nearly finalised all eyes are on the Digital India Bill to achieve the objectives of Open, Safe, Trusted and Accountable online space. As the nation strives for a secure and progressive digital environment, the Digital India Bill is the most important contributor to fostering a responsible and thriving digital landscape. As the Government works towards this transition from the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act) to the Digital India Bill, a core concept requiring focus is the changing role of the intermediaries. The roles of intermediaries have outgrown the existing definition in the IT Act.