5G, AI, data privacy and mass surveillance — 12 biggest tech policy challenges India will have to face in 2020
- 2020 will be a busy year for India with the 5G spectrum auction still pending,
Personal Data Protection Billunder discussion, and the deadline for social media regulations closing in.
- Emerging technology is changing the landscape faster than the Indian government can keep up.
- Here’s a list of the top 12 technology issues that will be at the forefront of India’s digital policies in 2020.
AdvertisementThe world is undergoing a quiet revolution as technology rapidly changes the policy landscape all over the world. The same holds true for India. More people are online than ever before — only set to increase as 5G replaces last-mile fibre broadband connectivity.
As access to the internet grows, so do the risks associated with being online. Cybersecurity threats are on the rise as data hackers find new ways to breach through firewalls. Earlier this year bad actors were able to gain access to the administrative serves of India’s largest nuclear power plant with a simple phishing email.
The government want to increase its cyber might to ward off such hazards but experts feel some of its policies might do the exact opposite.
The use of the Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) by authorities is already being called out for being ‘ completely illegal’ since there is no proper policy structure in place to govern its deployment.
Emerging technology is changing the landscape faster than the Indian government can keep up.
These are the top 12 tech policy challenges that India will have to face in 2020:
Let’s try and make 5G affordable
2. Even if 5G gets deployed in 2020, it won’t be the safest option
3. Nonetheless, there’s an overall need to ramp up cybersecurity
4. The government wants to keep to your data private — unless it’s getting in the way of ‘national security’
5. To erase or not to erase — that is the question
6. The internet shutdown capital of the world
7. Mass surveillance through facial recognition
8. E-commerce deep discounts, branding and the road ahead for JioMart
9. The government's on a timer to regulate social networks like Facebook and Twitter
10. Streaming platforms face the threat of censorship despite self-regulation
11. Google, Facebook and Twitter might have more tax to pay in 2020
12. Solving the confusion over Artificial intelligence
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