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

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

Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) has submitted comments to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of Nepal, on the Draft Information Technology Act, 2018 (“IT Act”). AIC welcomes the attempts by the Government of Nepal to introduce a comprehensive information technology legislation. We believe that the Information Technology Act, 2018 (“IT Act”) proposes to introduce some important principles of 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 are adequately reflected in the word of the law, and to facilitate the continuing spurt of growth of new and innovative information technology services in Nepal, we have highlighted a few concerns with regard to the provisions of the proposed IT Act.