Govt against peeping into bedrooms of individuals: Prasad
Prasad was speaking at a meeting with Parry Aftab, an internationally renowned activist on cyber-security and campaigns against cyber-bullying, trolling, abuse and trafficking of women as well as children online. She also serves on the safety councils of companies like Facebook, Skype and MTV.
Prasad told Aftab that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government have been calibrating its cyber-security and safety policies very carefully.
On the question of privacy, the minister said that while the government was opposed to peeping into bedrooms of individuals, cyber-space should must be sensitive to Indian values, systems and cultural ethos. He further said that government wasn’t making attempts to control or saffronise content on information highway.
Prasad also maintained that days of British Raj were over. While welcoming foreign investments across sectors as per liberalised FDI policies, he was confident that foreign power will not be able exercise their power over India, the ministry said in a statement.