IT Rules 2021

Information Technology Ministry republishes proposed changes to IT rules

The IT ministry said the proposed rule requires intermediaries to respect the rights guaranteed to users under the Constitution of India.

published on : 7th June 2022

Top court stays proceedings in HCs on IT Rules 2021 as Centre seeks transfer of petitions to SC

The top court will be hearing a cluster of petitions challenging The Cable Television Networks (Amendment) Rules 2021 and different parts of the IT rules 2021 on May 19.

published on : 9th May 2022

Government issues FAQs on IT rules; says norms consistent with right to freedom of speech, expression 

In one of the questions, the ministry said the new IT rules do not infringe on the right to free speech and expression.

published on : 1st November 2021

Madras High Court stays operation of certain sub-clauses of new IT Rules

The sub-clauses -- (1) and (3) of Rule 9, which were stayed today, stipulated the adherence to the Code of Ethics. They were inserted to the original IT Rules in February this year.

published on : 16th September 2021

Bombay HC stays provisions of IT Rules that mandate adherence to 'code of ethics' by digital media

The order came on petitions which challenged several provisions of the new IT Rules claiming that they were vague and likely to have a "chilling effect" on a citizen's right to free speech.

published on : 14th August 2021