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The given justification for this rule by NPCI was to “address the risks and protect the UPI ecosystem as it further scales up”. Unfortunately, this justification raises more questions than provides answers. The new rule is both unnecessary and inconsistent for a set of reasons.(MINT)

Flawed regulation can undermine the digital payment ecosystem

By Anupam Manur
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 08:32 PM IST
The National Payments Corporation of India’s (NPCI) announcement on the limits placed on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions for third-party apps is flawed
James Bevan, former British high commissioner to India and now head of the British agency tasked with protecting the environment, highlighted the importance of ‘good regulation’ in a speech to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
James Bevan, former British high commissioner to India and now head of the British agency tasked with protecting the environment, highlighted the importance of ‘good regulation’ in a speech to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday. (HT Photo)

‘Case of failed regulation’: UK environment agency chief on Bhopal gas horror

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 12:06 PM IST
The Bhopal disaster is the reason why regulation of the right kind that has teeth is important because not everyone plays by the rules, said Britain’s environment agency chief.
According to Joshi, the government has not called for any consultation or recommendations from the committee members or historians.(HT image)
According to Joshi, the government has not called for any consultation or recommendations from the committee members or historians.(HT image)

Maharashtra forts: Promote heritage tourism, but with regulations, say experts from Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 04:09 PM IST
Certain regulations and limitations while promoting the heritage is a must to prevent further destruction of the forts in the state, said Joshi. 
After Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Apple’s Tim Cook now wants government regulation of tech companies(AFP)
After Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Apple’s Tim Cook now wants government regulation of tech companies(AFP)

A cautious regulation of tech companies may address many of its ills

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 07:55 PM IST
Tech world now wants it to be regulated by government. This is a big departure from the open internet that Silicon Valley had been evangelising all along
The Bombay high court on Tuesday criticised the Election Commission of India (ECI) for failing to issue directions for regulating political advertisements on social networking sites, in view of next month’s Lok Sabha elections.(HT File Photo)
The Bombay high court on Tuesday criticised the Election Commission of India (ECI) for failing to issue directions for regulating political advertisements on social networking sites, in view of next month’s Lok Sabha elections.(HT File Photo)

Social media ads: Election Commission of India gets Bombay high court rap over regulations

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2019 07:39 AM IST
The Bombay high court on Tuesday criticised the Election Commission of India (ECI) for failing to issue directions for regulating political advertisements on social networking sites, in view of next month’s Lok Sabha elections.
The White House has formally received the proposed changes in the existing regulations to end the work authorisation for certain categories of H-1B foreign work visas.(AFP)
The White House has formally received the proposed changes in the existing regulations to end the work authorisation for certain categories of H-1B foreign work visas.(AFP)

Proposed regulation on H1B visa holders’ spouses to affect thousands of Indians

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 10:09 AM IST
It’s now for the White House to take a final call on it, before a formal regulation in this regard could be issued and the Department of Homeland Security can inform a federal court, where a lawsuit on this issue is pending.
Spanish taxi drivers gather outside the People's Party (PP) headquarters in Madrid to protest amid a strike against VTCs (Tourism Vehicles with Chauffeur).(AFP)
Spanish taxi drivers gather outside the People's Party (PP) headquarters in Madrid to protest amid a strike against VTCs (Tourism Vehicles with Chauffeur).(AFP)

Uber suspends service in Barcelona after new regulations, cab strike

Bloomberg, Madrid | By Thomas Gualtieri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2019 06:39 PM IST
Uber Technologies Inc. will suspend its UberX ride-hailing service in Barcelona after the Catalan government set new restrictions on its business following a strike by taxi drivers.
By mandating automated detection and removal of unlawful content, the proposed rules shift the burden of appraising legality of content from the state to private entities.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
By mandating automated detection and removal of unlawful content, the proposed rules shift the burden of appraising legality of content from the state to private entities.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

India should reconsider its proposed regulation of online content

By Gurshabad Grover
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 08:17 AM IST
The lack of technical considerations in the proposal is also apparent since implementing the proposal is infeasible for certain intermediaries. End-to-end encrypted messaging services cannot “identify” unlawful content since they cannot decrypt it. Presumably, the government’s intention is not to disallow end-to-end encryption so that intermediaries can monitor content.
The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 which ensures effective regulation of surrogacy, prohibits commercial surrogacy and allows altruistic surrogacy to needy Indian infertile couples was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday by a voice vote.(Representative Image)
The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 which ensures effective regulation of surrogacy, prohibits commercial surrogacy and allows altruistic surrogacy to needy Indian infertile couples was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday by a voice vote.(Representative Image)

Lok Sabha passes bill to ensure effective regulation of surrogacy

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2018 11:22 PM IST
The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill,2016 also recommends setting up of a National Surrogacy Board and State Surrogacy Boards
While celebrating the might of the State against unchecked technology giants, it would serve us well to remember that better regulation is not coterminous with micromanaged legislative prescriptions. Often, such prescriptions are counterproductive.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
While celebrating the might of the State against unchecked technology giants, it would serve us well to remember that better regulation is not coterminous with micromanaged legislative prescriptions. Often, such prescriptions are counterproductive.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Like the EU, India must regulate data effectively

By Ananth Padmanabhan
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 03:17 PM IST
India must work towards prioritising collective consultation over siloed responses and a unifying innovation impact principle when evaluating regulatory interventions.
Farmers vegetables grown without using any chemical fertilizer or pesticide (Shankar Mourya/HT)
Farmers vegetables grown without using any chemical fertilizer or pesticide (Shankar Mourya/HT)

Organic food regulation should protect interests of consumers, farmers

By Kavitha Kuruganti
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 12:07 PM IST
FSSAI does not realise that organic farming will go a long way in fulfilling the regulators’ primary mandate of securing food safety. A nascent industry like organic farming needs as much facilitation and promotion as possible
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