Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicIT Rules

Topic: IT Rules

Twitter India appoints resident grievance officer under new IT rules, lists email contact

Twitter has also published its compliance report, another key requirement under the IT rules, for the period of 26 May 2021 to 25 June 2021.

Cairn, Vodafone, Devas cases show India can’t treat outsiders like it treats its own people

When a predatory state used to treating citizens as captives behaves in the same manner with external players, it gets a push-back that it does not usually experience domestically.

SC to hear Centre’s plea for transferring pleas on IT Rules from various HCs on 16 July

An apex court bench tagged the Centre's plea along with a pending matter related to the regulation of OTT platforms.

Delhi panel not a ‘prosecuting agency’ — full text of SC order on Facebook plea against summons

SC bench noted that Facebook VP Ajit Mohan’s request in Delhi riots case was 'premature' as he was just being asked to appear before the panel. Read full order here.

Delhi HC refuses interim protection to The Wire, 2 other portals from coercive action

The court adjourned the pleas of The Wire, Quint Digital Media Ltd and Pravda Media Foundation challenging new IT Rules after Centre's plea to transfer them to the Supreme Court.

Ghaziabad Police not keen on investigating Twitter India MD’s role in video: Karnataka HC

The controversial viral video had been posted by an individual on Twitter, claiming that an elderly man's beard was while being forced to chant 'Jai Sri Ram' and 'Vande Mataram'.

Centre moves SC seeking transfer of pleas pending in HCs challenging validity of IT Rules

The petitions pending in different high courts across India have challenged the new IT Rules intended to regulate social media firms like Facebook, Twitter as well as OTT players.

Delhi HC tells Twitter to inform by 8 July when resident grievance officer will be appointed

The court was hearing a plea claiming non-compliance with the Centre's new IT Rules by Twitter. The microblogging platform said it was in the process of appointing the officer.

Twitter failed to comply with IT Rules that are ‘law of the land’, Centre tells Delhi HC

In its affidavit, the Centre said any non-compliance amounts to breach of provisions of IT Rules, leading to US-based Twitter losing its immunity conferred under the IT Act.

Facebook, Google’s 1st compliance report a big step towards transparency, says Prasad

Under the new IT rules, digital platforms that have over 5 million must publish monthly compliance reports, mentioning the details of complaints received and action taken thereon.

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For Indian buyers, Hybrids can be pitstop. EVs still the future

The gold standard for EVs in India will have to be established with the passenger cars. But the choices remain relatively limited, and expensive.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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