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ISPs have been instructed to block 11,045 since January 2016, says DoT

August 09, 2018

The Department of Telecommunication has informed the parliament that based on directions issued by the IT Ministry, Internet service providers (ISP) have been instructed to block 11,045 websites or weblinks since January 2016.

The DoT further added that as per technical requirements ISPs implement blocking or filtering of websites, uniform resource locators (URLs) and webpages by using suitable technology.

As per Information Technology Act, 2000 (Section 69A) and Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking for Access of Information by Public Rules 2009 made under it, the directions for blocking for public access of any information, including websites, URLs, webpages are issued by group coordinator at Cyber Law Division under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).


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