Deconstructing The Proposed Self-Regulation For Online Gaming Companies

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The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MeitY“) vide press release dated January 02, 2023, released the draft amendments (“Draft Amendment“) to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines & Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (“Intermediary Guidelines“) pertaining to online gaming for public consultations. The Draft Amendment aims to streamline the regulatory framework for online gaming platforms providing online games and to ensure that the online games are offered in conformity with Indian Laws and the users of such games are safeguarded against potential harm. This development comes soon after the release of the gazette notification dated December 26, 2022, where the Central Government notified the change in the Allocation of Business rules, appointing MeitY as the nodal ministry for ‘matters related to online gaming’. Read more

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