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Poll process can’t be abused: Prasad

‘India acting strong on data misuse’

India has taken “serious note” of reported data misuse on social media platforms, and such tools will never be allowed to abuse the election process for extraneous means, Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.

According to an official statement, Mr. Prasad, speaking at the plenary of the G-20 Digital Economy Ministerial meeting in Salata, Argentina, promised that India will take measures to deter and punish those who seek to vitiate the election process.

Mr. Prasad also mooted that a part of the revenue generated by digital platforms needs to be reinvested in host markets, it said.

He said that the borderless nature of the cyberworld posed limitless potential for trade and commerce, but only a safe and secure cyberspace can yield the benefits of digital transformation for the global economy.

He cautioned that nefarious use of the Internet is a reality that needs to be countered by concerted action, the release added.

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