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.
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: