The IT Rules 2021 issued under Section 69A of the IT Act has been criticised for expanding the scope of powers granted under the Section. Examine the scope of the criticism. 10 marks

Mentor’s comment- https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/new-it-rules-ott-platforms-content-youtube-netflix-amazon-7222873/ In the intro, mention the rules which seek to regulate the OTT platforms. In the body, mention three issues: Section 69A can be used only in case of defence, security, sovereignty etc, it allows the central government to direct Government agency or intermediary, requiring an apology, disclaimer etc is not mentioned in … Continue reading The IT Rules 2021 issued under Section 69A of the IT Act has been criticised for expanding the scope of powers granted under the Section. Examine the scope of the criticism. 10 marks