Mumbai: Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar held Digital India Dialogues in Mumbai on the Principles of the Digital India Act on Tuesday. 

Addressing the participants, the Union Minister said that Digital India Act is a future-ready legislation that aims to replace the existing IT Act and provide a strong legal framework for protecting the rights of the Digital 'nagriks' while ensuring an enabling environment for innovation and growth.
Referring to DIA basic principles, the minister said the Act seeks to harmonise everything that’s going on in the tech space. Sharing details of the

Digital India Act, he mentioned that safety and trust will be at the heart of the DIA, and it is going to be a huge section in the DIA. He stated that India is soon going to have 1.3 billion people accessing the internet and these Digital users should approach the internet without any fear and mistrust, especially as many government services also move to the internet. 

The minister mentioned that a safe and trusted internet is a win-win for all stakeholders. He added that weaponisation of misinformation and disinformation is also a major concern that needs to be addressed, especially with the added catalyst of AI-driven deepfakes.

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