AIC Submits Comments on the Nepal’s Amended Draft Information Technology Bill, 2075 (2018)

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Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) has submitted comments to the Ministry of Information and Communications, Government of Nepal, on the amended Information Technology Bill, 2018 (“IT Bill”). AIC welcomes the attempts by the Government of Nepal to introduce a comprehensive information technology legislation. We believe that the IT Bill as amended proposes to introduce some important principles of the law that would go a long way in bringing the legal regime of Nepal at par with global best practices. However, in order to ensure that the stated aim of the law is adequately reflected, and to facilitate the continuing spurt of growth of new and innovative information technology services in Nepal, we submit our concerns and recommendations with regard to the provisions of the proposed IT Bill.