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70 Policies — Banking Regulation Act, 1949
Aug 01, 2018

70 Policies — Banking Regulation Act, 1949

Stability of banks has been RBI’s sole focus for the past 70 years, an idea the central bank has nurtured since its nationalisation in 1948.

70 Policies — Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973
Aug 07, 2018

70 Policies — Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973

The Foreign Exchange Regulation Act extended controls to “the use or disposal of — or dealings in — coin, bullion, securities or foreign exchang

70 Policies — Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951
Aug 02, 2018

70 Policies — Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951

The law declared “in the public interest” — a term that would get echoed over the next five decades for several laws and policies, to mean the c

Appropriateness or consequence: Challenges to regulating facial regulation technology
Jun 01, 2022

Appropriateness or consequence: Challenges to regulating facial regulation technology

Privacy concerns are being raised as surveillance using Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) slowly expands in India.

Biohacking and regulations: The evolving landscape of human enhancement
Sep 18, 2023

Biohacking and regulations: The evolving landscape of human enhancement

Although biohacking offers opportunities for improved health, it raises significant ethical and safety concerns that need to be addressed via state re

Confronting India’s nuclear regulation challenge
Mar 25, 2020

Confronting India’s nuclear regulation challenge

India should recognise that no country has a completely fool-proof mechanism and it should not get excessively defensive about its nuclear security policies and practices.

Countering Disinformation and Hate Speech Online: Regulation and User Behavioural Change
Jan 25, 2021

Countering Disinformation and Hate Speech Online: Regulation and User Behavioural Change

Social media platforms facilitate the sharing of information and enhance connectivity and civic engagement. At the same time, however, they are vulnerable to abuse by malicious actors who use the channels to spread misinformation and hateful and divisive content. Regulatory reforms must seek to align the utility of social media platforms with the welfare of citizens, while safeguarding the right to free speech. This paper explores the regulatory

Decoding Biden’s executive order on AI regulation
Nov 29, 2023

Decoding Biden’s executive order on AI regulation

By signing the executive order on AI, the Biden administration may have taken the first step in strategically positioning the US in the evolving lands

DNA Technology Regulation Bill: Concerns on data privacy, dependence, and bias
Dec 20, 2022

DNA Technology Regulation Bill: Concerns on data privacy, dependence, and bias

While a noble attempt, this bill does bring up concerns around biases in law and infringement of personal privacy

Drones: Guidelines, regulations, and policy gaps in India
Mar 05, 2018

Drones: Guidelines, regulations, and policy gaps in India

Technology affects us in positive ways yet can also be disruptive; such is the case with Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA or more commonly known as drones). While drones are proving to be useful for military, commercial, civilian, and even humanitarian activities, their unregulated use carries serious consequences that need to be addressed. This paper examines drone operations in India and analyses the major policy gaps in the country’s evolving

Ex-ante regulation for digital markets in India
Jan 06, 2021

Ex-ante regulation for digital markets in India

The peculiar technological and corresponding economic features of digital markets have rendered the ‘soft touch’ regulation largely insufficient.

Geopolitics of International Health Regulations and the role of India’s G20 Presidency in IHR Reforms
Nov 07, 2022

Geopolitics of International Health Regulations and the role of India’s G20 Presidency in IHR Reforms

With India looking forward to its G20 presidency in 2023, it becomes a vital actor in pushing international health reforms

Healthcare transformation through regulation: The potential impact of India's Pharmacy Bill
Nov 27, 2023

Healthcare transformation through regulation: The potential impact of India's Pharmacy Bill

The draft bill's focus on international collaboration, technological adaptability, and integration of traditional practices can enhance the quality of

Impact of financial regulations on consumer financial behaviour
Jun 27, 2023

Impact of financial regulations on consumer financial behaviour

A balanced and flexible regulatory environment that can accommodate the changing needs of consumers while protecting their interests is required

Indian TechFin: Are regulations sufficient enough?
Nov 28, 2022

Indian TechFin: Are regulations sufficient enough?

The emergence of Indian TechFin has posed regulatory challenges that need to be addressed

Media management and regulation in 2021: Perspectives from Egypt
Jan 08, 2021

Media management and regulation in 2021: Perspectives from Egypt

There have been clear attempts from both the public and private sectors to change the use of their media outlets from entity-based benefits to public-

Media regulation: Is status quo the answer
Jan 14, 2013

Media regulation: Is status quo the answer

Participants at a seminar on "Media regulation: Is Status Quo the Option?" said India cannot afford to be an exception among democracies, with no regulation of cross-holdings in the media. Editorial independence is indispensable if the right to freedom of expression is to be effectively exercised.

Media Regulation: Is Status Quo the Answer?
Jun 08, 2013

Media Regulation: Is Status Quo the Answer?

Media Regulation: Is Status Quo the Answer? This was the topic of an interesting panel discussion organised by Observer Research Foundation and The Hammurabi & Solomon at the India International Centre on August 6.

Media self regulation alone won't work in India
Feb 05, 2014

Media self regulation alone won't work in India

While a combination of statutory regulation and self regulation is at work in the UK, India will find it very hard to improve the standard of its media industry through self regulation alone, according to panellists at a conference on "Perspectives on Media Regulation: Lessons from the UK".

Nuclear Safety and Regulation in India: The Way Forward
Sep 13, 2023

Nuclear Safety and Regulation in India: The Way Forward

While the regulatory and safety structures of India's civilian nuclear programme have served the country well, they are in need of an upgrade. This paper examines the paths that lie ahead.

Principles of financial regulation for Big Tech
Dec 22, 2020

Principles of financial regulation for Big Tech

The legal, regulatory and political momentum to take action is there — yet, regulations remain mostly globally uncoordinated.

Quality rules in India: Trade, technical regulations and consumer protection
Aug 21, 2023

Quality rules in India: Trade, technical regulations and consumer protection

India’s competitiveness in manufacturing and the success of ‘Make in India’ depend on its ability to produce high-quality products and services. Product quality is important for human health and consumer safety, as well as for protecting the climate and the environment. One way of ensuring that products and services meet certain standards is through technical regulations with mandatory compliance. However, technical regulations also have th

Reforms, Restructuring & Regulation: Three 'R's for India's Energy Security
Feb 14, 2006

Reforms, Restructuring & Regulation: Three 'R's for India's Energy Security

The report is based on the key recommendations that emerged out of the deliberations at National Conclave on India's Energy Security: Major Challenges held in New Delhi on 14-15 February 2006. The recommendations emerging out of the Conclave have been compiled in this Report for consideration by the Government

Telemedicine in the Indo-Pacific: Easing regulations and promoting international cooperation for improving health infrastructure
Jan 14, 2022

Telemedicine in the Indo-Pacific: Easing regulations and promoting international cooperation for improving health infrastructure

Countries in the Indo-Pacific region can boost their healthcare systems by working closely on the emerging sector of telemedicine

The EU AI Act: A landmark in AI regulation
Feb 13, 2024

The EU AI Act: A landmark in AI regulation

With the AI Act, the EU has taken the first steps towards using and developing AI in a responsible manner

The G20 and India’s role in cryptocurrency regulation
Jan 05, 2023

The G20 and India’s role in cryptocurrency regulation

With no global consensus or frameworks in place, cryptocurrency regulation is one area where India can lead the way by leveraging the G20 presidency

The urgent challenge of Artificial Intelligence regulation
Nov 29, 2023

The urgent challenge of Artificial Intelligence regulation

States are not ready to commit to a global regulatory regime for AI. At best, they may be willing to enter into bilateral or minilateral regimes to re

Time to define DeFi regulation in India
Apr 29, 2023

Time to define DeFi regulation in India

If India strikes the right balance between innovation and oversight leadership, India could help set a global template for DeFi regulation

Time to reassess what is good, what is bad, and what is ugly about India's tech regulations
Mar 14, 2022

Time to reassess what is good, what is bad, and what is ugly about India's tech regulations

Three sets of issues emerge here - understanding the nature of technology-linked risks, assessing the challenges to governance, and being imaginative in embracing new modes of regulation.

TV Ads: Some regulation necessary, but TRAI notification not adequate
May 08, 2013

TV Ads: Some regulation necessary, but TRAI notification not adequate

At an ORF discussion on advertising regulation on television, while there seemed to be agreement that some regulation is necessary to prevent excessive advertising and harmful or offensive content from airing, the TRAI's notification was badly timed and not adequate to the needs of the industry.

Why artificial intelligence needs a new name for better regulation
Jan 29, 2021

Why artificial intelligence needs a new name for better regulation

To regulate entities and aid in better rulemaking, it is important to get the nomenclature right.

24×7 cities: Recommendations for an India playbook
May 12, 2023

24×7 cities: Recommendations for an India playbook

In 2016, the Indian government cleared the Model Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Services) Act, allowing retail establishments to remain open throughout the day and night. Proponents say that when fully implemented, the act will drive nighttime economy and, in turn, increase cities’ incomes. In the past few years, certain states have begun implementing such concept of “24×7 cities”, including Mumbai, Ah

A flight of opportunity: COVID-19 and India’s drone industry
Jun 18, 2020

A flight of opportunity: COVID-19 and India’s drone industry

The government should look at realigning the regulations of the drone industry with the central policies of ease of doing business and Aatmanirbhar B

A history of the Right to Freedom of Expression
Oct 26, 2022

A history of the Right to Freedom of Expression

In the first of a two-part series, Wolfgang Kleinwächter writes on how technologies may change, but the issues surrounding their regulation remain th

A New Framework for a Secure Digital India
May 10, 2023

A New Framework for a Secure Digital India

The rapid pace of digitalisation poses new national security risks for countries like India, a country with over 700 million internet users. The multilayered digital ecosystem comprising of infrastructure, devices and applications is complex, and security threats evolve at a breakneck pace. This makes it difficult for states to develop an effective response to individual or organisational security threats. India therefore has often had to resort

A New Social Contract for the Digital Age
Dec 19, 2018

A New Social Contract for the Digital Age

A new social contract between citizens, consumers, employees, the state, and enterprise is needed to delineate a new understanding around rights, responsibilities and entitlements. Digital  transformations  are  rapidly  altering  the  nature  of  work,  models  of employment,    contracts,    regulations    and    protections.    Increasingly,    the responsibilities  of the state are becoming the obligations  of,�

A Public-Private-People Partnership Model for Digital Economy Recovery in the Post-Pandemic World
Aug 03, 2023

A Public-Private-People Partnership Model for Digital Economy Recovery in the Post-Pandemic World

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic hastened the widespread adoption of digitaltechnologies across the globe. The pace of digitalisation—from the micro levels ofeducation and e-commerce to the macro levels of supply chains and productionnetworks—has galvanised governments to advance digital regulations. Thetightrope walk of creating policies that enable digital innovation and ensureregulations are in the larger public interest have led to inte

A serious setback to PM Abe’s nuclear energy programme
Oct 25, 2016

A serious setback to PM Abe’s nuclear energy programme

After 2011 Fukushima disaster, popular sentiment against nuclear energy has made it impossible for the government to revive the operations of the reac