Delhi HC Pulls Up Twitter For Non-Compliance Of New IT Rules, Allows Centre To Take Action

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Twitter has confirmed to the Delhi High Court (HC) that it has not abided by the central government’s new information technology (IT) rules but mentioned that it is in the process of doing so.

On the other hand, the centre told the HC that the intermediaries were provided three months to comply with the rules from 26th February onward and that it has been 41 days of non-compliance by Twitter.

The court has subsequently asked Twitter on how long it will take to appoint a new grievance officer and even gave a go-ahead to the central government to take action against the company as it wouldn’t be provided with protection.

“We have already made it clear that if Twitter wants to function in India, they know what to do,” the court’s statement was quoted in a report by India Today.

This matter will now be heard again on Thursday.

With respect to the chief grievance officer, Twitter mentioned that it appointed a person on that post. However, that individual resigned and hence they are in the pursuit of finding another one currently. The company has already lost the ‘immunity’ granted to it under Section 79(1) of the IT Act, 2000 for having failed to follow the amended IT rules.

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