Crucial to setting standards for Internet governance, according to Ashwini Vaishnaw


November 26, 2021 5:51 AM STI

New Delhi [India], November 26 (ANI): Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Thursday that the Internet is the most important part of the economy and society and that it is crucial to set its standards of governance, adding that it is imperative to bridge the divide by focusing on marginalized people living in the most remote part of the country.
Speaking at the inaugural event, Vaishnaw, Minister of Informatics, said, “The Internet is the most important part of the economy and society and it is crucial to define its standards of governance. We need to bridge the digital divide by focusing on marginalized life in the most remote areas. part of the country. It is also important to decide on the ownership of the content shared online. Young minds are easily tempted to believe in what is shared online, especially on social media, and it is necessary to decide on responsibilities “
Vaishnaw inaugurated the “India Internet Governance Forum 2021” (IIGF 2021), a 3-day online event on Internet governance.
“It’s also crucial to see the social impact of disruption online. Today, e-commerce has disrupted small businesses and it’s having a social impact. be taken for ransom or taken hostage. Can we develop a robust cybersecurity system? I hope this forum will provide solid answers to these questions, ”he added.
The event, centered on the theme ‘Empowering India through the Power of the Internet’, brings together internet governance stakeholders to discuss the roadmap for digitization and reaffirm India as the essential global participant.
The event is jointly organized by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) and will be held from November 25 to 27, a press release from the ministry said. Electronics and Information Technology.
The digital campaign in India is in full swing to bring 100% of the population to the internet and the event focuses on the digitalization roadmap, opportunities, possibilities and challenges in India, according to the press release. .

Through an open and inclusive process, the IIGF brings together all stakeholders in the global internet governance ecosystem, including government, industry, civil society, academia – as equal participants to the wider discourse on Internet governance, as per the declaration.
It will also highlight the role and importance of digitization in the development of international policy on internet governance, the press release added.
“We would soon have a billion Indians – women, children, the elderly and others connected online and receiving government services, grants, etc. The future of the IIGF is to guide and work with government agencies to ensure that future internet case law is developed by making users the most important stakeholders. The future of the global internet should be guided by India’s internet ecosystem and innovation capacities ”, said Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State (MeitY).
The India Internet Government Forum is an initiative associated with the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (UN-IGF). The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multi-stakeholder platform bringing together representatives of various groups to discuss public policy issues related to the Internet. The IIGF previously hosted a curtain-raiser event with an interesting overview of India’s digitization roadmap in October 2021. The event was a forerunner of the establishment of the Indian Internet Governance Forum (IIGF) formed in accordance with IGF – Paragraph 72 of the Tunis UN Based Internet Governance Forum Agenda: (IGF).
The inaugural event witnessed lively discussions and engaging interviews during various workshops and sessions entitled “Cybernormes: to ensure an open, interoperable and reliable Internet”, “Roadmap for a digital economy of trillion dollars ”,“ Multilingual Internet – Connecting All Indians ”,“ Start-ups and Foster Innovations ”and“ Socio-economic Impacts of the Digital Economy ”.
The online event will also host three plenary sessions on themes: “India and the Internet – India’s digital journey and its global role” chaired by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State (MeitY), “Connecting All the Indians ”chaired by Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary (MeitY) and“ Securing internet for safe future ”chaired by Sanjay Bahl, CEO, CERT-In.
Eminent dignitaries such as Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State (MeitY), Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary (MeitY), Nirmita Narasimhan, Anil Kumar Jain, CEO, National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), Chairman IIGF, TV Ramachandran, President, Broadband India Forum and others also graced the inaugural event with their presence. (ANI)


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