Sunday, September 4, 2011

Indian Social Media Framework And Guidelines For Government Organisations

Social networking has become a phenomenon these days. India has a staggering numbers of social networking users that is constantly increasing. Social networking is an equivalent of real life associations and groups. Sooner or later India would require considering this social phenomenon as it would touch all the aspects of Indian culture and life.

Till now we have no social media policy in India. Even we do not have dedicated social networking laws in India that is a serious problem. Although private players have prescribed their own social media policies for its employees and workers yet Indian government does not have any such applicable policy till now.

It has now been reported that the framework and guidelines for use of social media for government organisations has been suggested by department of information technology. This is just a proposal that has yet to be implemented after making necessary changes.

Social networking platforms have raised many technological and legal issues before private individuals and government employees. Further, many cyber crimes and intellectual property rights violations have also occurred due to these social networking platforms.

Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) believe that time has come for us to seriously consider a social networking policy of India. This is so because social networking platforms are totally different form traditional websites and groups. The sooner it is adopted the better it would be for the larger interest of Indian citizens.