New IT Compliance: Certain social media platforms comply with some guidelines

Abiding by the government over the new and stringent information technology intermediary rules, 7 social media platforms — Koo, Sharechat, Telegram, LinkedIn, Google, Facebook, WhatsApp — have shared the list of their Chief Compliance Officer, Nodal Contact Person, and Grievance Officer as envisaged under the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 with India's Information Technology(IT) ministry. IT ministry is the main nodal ministry that deals with the matter. 

The rules were notified in February and 3-month time period was given to social media platforms to implement them. Other key issues like traceability remain--that is the first origin of any message, the details of which have to be shared with the authorities under the new rules.

WhatsApp has gone to the Delhi High Court over that rule, saying that it will mean a breach of the fundamental right to privacy and violates its end-to-end encryption. The government has dismissed that saying no fundamental right is absolute and the rules are "reasonable restrictions".

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had on Friday clarified that the government fully recognised and respected the right of privacy of people and that ordinary users of WhatsApp had nothing to fear about the new rules. “The objective is to find the first originator of an offensive message already in circulation,” he said.

Digital media publishers to give full details: I&B Ministry

Twitter agrees to implement new guidelines, asked 3-month deferment from govt

In response to 'Manipulated Media', Twitter broke silence, then said 'freedom of expression.. '

- Sponsored Advert -

Most Popular

- Sponsored Advert -