Mumbai: The Digital India Bill is soon to be define and encode in law various online offences such as cryptojacking, astroturfing, dogpiling or cyber-mob attacks, dogwhistling, swatting, gaslighting and catfishing according to media reports
The bill is also likely to moot the establishment of a Digital India Authority and a National Data Management Office under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, according to one official. The new bill will replace the 23-year-old Information Technology Act of 2000.
In this bill, the IT ministry is also likely to define the contours of misinformation and the various ways it is propagated.
According to close sources, it said that the bill is likely to be tabled in parliament during the later part of the winter session.