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Wrap Up 2023: Policies & developments which impacted technology and startups

Policy Wrap: National e-commerce policy may be announced soon, CBDT clarifies applicability of TDS on ONDC, developments regarding AI and Deepfakes, and more

Knowledge series: A snapshot of the Telecommunications Act, 2023

Policy Wrap: Google to pay $700 million to settle a lawsuit, DPDP rules may be released within a fortnight, Generative AI could add a total of $1.5 trillion to India's GDP by FY30, and more

ONDC- A Game Changer

Policy Wrap: ADIF lauds Epic’s victory over Google, India drives discussions on ethical AI use in the GPAI summit, Indian consumer tech market could reach $300 billion by 2027, and more

Policy Wrap: Meta faces €550m lawsuit from Spanish media, complainants argue that Meta’s paid ad-free service violates EU consumer regulations, all about EU’s landmark AI rules, and more

OTT Regulation in India: A Comprehensive Overview

Policy Wrap: Meta appeals against Messenger and Marketplace’s EU gatekeeper status, EU opens probe against Amazon, Call for stronger provisions in IT Act and IPC to fight deepfake menace, and more

Policy Wrap: ONDC introduces Network Gift Card, Data Protection Board to be operational within 30 days, disagreement regarding end-to-end encryption on Messenger and Instagram, and more

Policy Wrap: ONDC set to disrupt B2B digital commerce, India's DPI will be key in India’s digital journey, Over 10 billion UPI transactions recorded in August, and more

Navigating Cryptocurrency Regulations: An Overview

Policy Wrap: Digital economy to account for over 20% of India's GDP by 2026, Over 3000 fintech startups operational in the country, RBI could extend incremental CRR, and more

Policy Wrap: Protean and PayNearby partner to offer credit services on ONDC, NPCI plans to launch voice bots for UPI Payments, Snapchat under scrutiny from UK watchdog, and more

Policy Wrap: ONDC aims to set foot into financial services, UPI records 9.96 billion transactions in July, and more

National Deep Tech Startup Policy: An Overview

Policy Wrap: Meta fined for undisclosed data collection, Google fined for Chromecast patent case, while Apple faces $1 billion penalty over app store commission

AI Unraveled: Navigating the Landscape and Regulations

Policy Wrap: ONDC expected to cross 200,000 daily transactions by the end of 2023, launches academy to educate participants, Spain antitrust regulator fines Amazon, Apple $218 million, and more

‘Made in India’ app store

Gaming rules: The maze of legality

Policy Wrap: GST authorities to issue tax demand notices worth Rs 10,000 crore to online gaming enterprises, Data Protection Bill has set new guidelines for data transfer outside the country, and more

Policy Wrap: RBI contemplating introduction of fintech regulations, states authorised to regulate gambling and not online gaming, ONDC goes beta live in five more cities, and more

ONDC simplified

ADIF advocates global digital governance standards

Policy Wrap: Regulations and stances of Governments around the world regarding Generative AI, India's app economy to contribute 12% to the country’s GDP by 2030, and more

Policy Wrap: Microsoft Activision deal may be abandoned, Gannet sues Google due to its monopoly in the online ad domain, EU takes Twitter's ‘stress test’ to gauge its readiness to tackle DSA, and more

Policy Wrap: EU indicates at divestiture of Google’s AdTech business, Spotify fined $5 million by Swedish regulators, US judge pauses Microsoft's acquisition plans of Activision Blizzard, and more

Policy Wrap: EU regulatory action likely on Bigtechs for false promotion of crypto assets, UPI accounts for 40% of real-time payments, India’s Internet economy to reach $1 trillion by 2030, and more

Policy Wrap: Meta threatens to stop publishing news content in California, Russia hands WhatsApp fine for not removing banned content, EU-US to prepare voluntary AI code of conduct, and more

Policy Wrap: Twitter quits EU disinformation code, Google to pay Sonos $32.5 million in smart-speaker patent case, Meta offers to limit ad data use to address UK regulator’s concerns, and more

Policy Wrap: Meta gets record fine of €1.2B over EU users’ Facebook data transfer to US, Google and Washington state reach $39.9M privacy settlement over Google’s location tracking practices, and more

Policy Wrap: Apple under scrutiny in Italy over app market dominance, EU seek more information on Apple’s mobile payment system, IT ministry to send notice to WhatsApp regarding spam calls, and more

Policy Wrap: Microsoft's potentially faces triple anti-trust threat from EU, UK and the US, Startup20 plans to standardize definition of startups globally, and more

Policy Wrap: US says Google’s monopoly delayed innovations, South Korea's Supreme Court tells Google to disclose information regarding user data, and more

Policy Wrap: Rajya Sabha standing committee calls for a body to regulate Digital Markets, impact of SVB’s collapse will be minimal on Indian startups, and more

Policy Wrap: Germany’s FCO contemplating placing Microsoft under close watch, Over 95,000 cases of fraud in UPI transactions reported in 2022-23, and more

Google's 'Lagaan': A death knell for Indian Statup Ecosystem

Policy Wrap: US Justice Department announces fast-paced schedule for the Google advertising case, RBI Governor urges setting up of a grievance redressal system in digital payments, and more

Policy Wrap: Government recognises 92,683 entities as startups as on February 28, Meta fires 10,000 more employees in fresh round of layoffs, and more

Policy Wrap: Amazon Pay India fined Rs 3.06 crore by RBI for violating KYC & PPI norms, NPCI directs banks, PSPs and TPAPs to display video on using UPI safely on their apps by March 31, and more

Policy Wrap: Google’s call to implement alternative billing from April 26 criticised, Antitrust focus now shifting to a wider spectrum of economic ramifications due to Bigtech practices, and more

Policy Wrap: Rise in number of penalties in the last 4 years under GDPR, EU antitrust regulators to announce its stance on Google's Photomath acquisition by March 28, and more

Policy Wrap: Epic Games files complaint with the NCLAT against Google in India, Apple could face consequences in CCI probe regarding app store and billing practices, and more

Domestic start-ups seek inclusion in panel drafting Digital Competition Act

ADIF advocates ‘Ease of Doing Business’ reforms to reduce frivolous criminal cases

Policy Wrap: US senators question Meta on developers’ access to sensitive data, SC refuses to modify order against Google in Android antitrust case, and more

After AdTech and Android anti-trust cases in European Commission, Google under the scanner of German competition regulator for non-transparent data processing norms

Policy Wrap: US administration deems app stores as ‘harmful to consumers and developers’, After Google, Microsoft under the scanner of EU antitrust regulator for Teams platform, and more

Google's claims on complying with the CCI's directives nothing more than an attempt to put a veil over anti-competitive practices

Policy Wrap: US sues Google over dominance in digital advertising, Changes made by Google in Play Store billing are not in complete sync with CCI rulings, and more

Policy Wrap: WhatsApp fined €5.5m by Irish privacy regulator for violation of EU's privacy laws, SC denies stay on CCI fine of ₹1337 Cr on Google, and more

Policy Wrap: Google not giving users enough options over its data processing, Startup funding in India drops by 33% from last year to $24 billion in 2022, and more

ADIF urges for review of AdTech practices of Global giants in India

Policy Wrap: EU regulators declares Meta’s ad practices as illegal, announces penalty worth €390m, NCLAT orders Google to deposit 10% of total penalty regarding the Android bundling case, and more

CCI ruling on Google & digital bills key for a transparent ecosystem in India

NCLAT should not grant a stay on Google's CCI appeal: Indian platforms

Year 2022 ushered in a new era in promoting a fair and transparent Internet ecosystem in the country