New IT Rules

New IT Rules prevent fake news, misuse of freedom of press: Union government tells Delhi HC

The Information Technology Rules, 2021, which were notified in February, impose several obligations on online entities including an obligation to take down contentious content quicker.

published on : 31st August 2021

Bombay HC gives interim stay to part of IT Rules which mandate code of ethics for digital publishers

Compulsory adherence to code of ethics was in breach of the petitioners' right to free speech guaranteed under Art 19 of the Constitution, Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni said.

published on : 14th August 2021

Twitter 'prima facie' in compliance with new IT Rules, Centre tells Delhi HC; court seeks affidavit

On July 28, the court had expressed displeasure over Twitter appointing a contingent worker as CCO and said that the social media platform was in non-compliance with the new IT Rules.

published on : 10th August 2021

Proactively moderated 65,280 content pieces in July: Koo

The new IT rules require large digital platforms - with over 5 million users - to publish monthly compliance reports, mentioning the details of complaints received and action taken thereon.

published on : 2nd August 2021

Delhi HC unhappy over Twitter’s affidavit on new IT rules

Twitter had told HC that the same person, Vinay Prakash, has been appointed to “two posts” and that it has been using the term “interim” because the appointees are not employees but contingent workers

published on : 29th July 2021

Delhi HC seeks response from Centre on plea challenging new IT Rules 

Granting time to the Centre to file its counter affidavit, the court listed the plea for further hearing on September 13.

published on : 22nd July 2021

New IT rules will ensure more responsible social media ecosystem in India: Ashwini Vaishnaw

The new rules which came into effect from May 25 mandate social media companies to establish a grievance redressal mechanism for resolving complaints from the users or victims.

published on : 11th July 2021

Govt free to initiate action against Twitter in accordance with the IT rules: Delhi HC

Justice Rekha Palli granted two weeks to Twitter to file hard copies of the notarised affidavit of a competent officer on compliance with the new rules. 

published on : 9th July 2021

Centre moves SC seeking transfer of petitions challenging validity of new IT Rules in HCs

Several petitions challenging the new Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, are pending adjudication in different high courts.

published on : 6th July 2021

We are not giving any protection to Twitter, Centre is free to take action: Delhi HC

A Bench of Justice Rekha Palli while deferring the matter for July 8, asked Twitter Counsel Sr Sajan Poovayya to make a 'clear stand' from Twitter over compliance under the new IT rules.

published on : 6th July 2021

Twitter Inc failed to comply with country's new IT Rules: Centre to Delhi HC

The Centre, in an affidavit filed in the high court, said that any non-compliance amounts to breach of provisions of IT Rules, leading to Twitter losing its immunity conferred under the IT Act.

published on : 5th July 2021

Will name Resident Grievance Officer soon: Twitter tells Delhi HC

A single-judge bench of Justice Rekha Palli sought a response and listed the matter for July 6.

published on : 3rd July 2021

New IT rules: Facebook actioned 30 mn content pieces during May 15-Jun 15, shows compliance report

Instagram took action against about two million pieces across nine categories during the same period.

published on : 2nd July 2021

Koo publishes its compliance report under the new IT rules

Bengaluru headquartered micro-blogging site said that of the 5,502 Koos reported by the Community, 22.7% (1,253) were removed, while other action was taken against the rest – 4,249.

published on : 1st July 2021

Parliamentary panel instructs Facebook and Google to follow new I-T rules

The panel secretariat will also be writing to Twitter for explanations about the basis on which the accounts of Tharoor and Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad were suspended.

published on : 30th June 2021
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