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IT Act to be reworked to meet new challenges: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ravi Shankar Prasad

 New Delhi: The Centre is planning to update the around 20-year-old Information Technology (IT) Act to widen its ambit to the changes in technology in recent years. Speaking to the media here on Wednesday, Union Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said along with the technology ecosystem, the challenges had also changed and increased in these years. An expert committee could be set up for suggestions on updating the Act, he added. Prasad, who also holds the communications portfolio, said the update would have a major emphasis on cybersecurity and also take into account data privacy and protection. (IANS)

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