The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) will conduct its first stakeholder consultation on the Digital India Bill to replace the 23-year-old Information Technology Act of 2000 on March 9, 2023.

The upcoming bill will focus on a regulator for the digital medium and specify penal consequences for defying rules.

Popular arenas such as blockchain and metaverse will also be governed under the Bill, while keeping provisions to protect the non-personal data of citizens.