Telecom Bill and Privacy

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) published the Indian Telecommunications Bill, 2022 on September 21, on the DoT’s website, inviting public comments. The Bill has redefined what telecom and telecom services would entail, bringing a larger range of topics within its ambit. The proposed Bill would be applicable to entities that provide telecom services, operate telecom networks, own telecom equipment and infrastructure and are assigned or seeking assignment of spectrum. This would cover entities, Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms and other service providers.

It is worth reviewing the implications of Telecom Bill in the context of the introduction of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 (DPDP Bill) on November 18, by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Please click here to read the full article by Archana Tewary and Aishwarya Manjooran, published in The Hindu Businessline.