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IT Rules 2021

Twitter Non-Compliant With New IT Rules: Delhi HC

Jul 29, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The Delhi HC expressed displeasure over the microblogging platform appointing a “contingent worker” as Chief Compliance Officer (CCO).

WhatsApp Banned 2 Million Accounts Which Abused Bulk, Automated Messaging Feature

Jul 16, 2021 PTI

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

Won't Compel Users To Accept New Privacy Policy: WhatsApp Tells Delhi HC

'The commitment is that I will not do anything till parliamentary law comes,' Senior Advocate Harish Salve, representing WhatsApp, told the court.

IT Rules: No Relief To Digital News Portals As Delhi HC Refuses To Grant Interim Protection

Jul 07, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The court then proceeded to adjourn the pleas by The Wire, Quint Digital Media Ltd and Pravda Media Foundation till August 20.

Centre Moves SC Seeking Transfer Of Pleas Challenging IT Rules Pending In HCs

Numerous petitions challenging the Centre’s IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, are currently pending in various high courts across the country.

06 July, 2021

‘How Long Does Process Take?’: HC Pulls Up Twitter Over Delay In Appointment Of Grievance Redressal Officer

Outlook Web Bureau

The court was hearing a plea claiming non-compliance with the Centre's new IT Rules by the microblogging platform.

05 July, 2021

Twitter Failed To Comply With New IT Rules: Centre Tells HC

Outlook Web Bureau

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

03 July, 2021

New IT Rules: Facebook Removes 30 Mn Posts, Instagram 2 Mn In One Month

Outlook Web Desk

Under the new IT rules, large digital platforms have to publish periodic compliance reports every month.

28 June, 2021

Amid Row, Delhi HC Refuses Plea to Stay Centre's New IT Rules

Outlook Web Desk

Delhi High Court on Monday refused to stay the Centre's new IT rules, stating that it was not in agreement with the petitioners on passing such an order at this stage.

27 June, 2021

Twitter’s Recently Appointed Interim Grievance Officer For India Quits: Source

Outlook Web Desk

It leaves the microblogging site without a grievance official as mandated by the new IT rules

24 June, 2021

IT Rules: Madras HC Issues Notice To Centre On Plea From Digital News Publishers

Outlook Web Bureau

The Digital News Publishers Association, comprising 13 outlets challenged the constitutional validity of the Information Technology rules 2021.


20 June, 2021

India Rejects UNHRC’s Apprehensions Over New IT Rules, Says They Are Designed To Empower Social Media Users

Outlook Web Bureau

The special branch of UNHRC on June 11 had raised concern around number of provisions of the new IT rules .

20 June, 2021

Profit-Making Social Media Firms Shouldn’t Lecture India On Democracy: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Outlook Web Bureau

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday asserted that the Centre’s new IT rules aim to put an end to ‘abuse’ and ‘misuse’ of social media platforms.

19 June, 2021

Prepared To Work With Centre To Safeguard Indian Citizens' Rights Online: Twitter

Outlook Web Bureau

Twitter officials were summoned by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT on Friday over the Centre’s new IT rules

16 June, 2021

Twitter Loses Legal Shield In India Over Non-Compliance To IT Rules

Outlook Web Bureau

The platform will now be liable for action under the Indian Penal Code for third party unlawful content, sources said.

15 June, 2021

Twitter Appoints Interim Chief Compliance Officer After Being Pulled Up By Centre

Outlook Web Bureau

Earlier this month, the IT ministry had issued a notice to Twitter stating that it was giving the microblogging platform ‘one last chance’ to comply with its new IT rules.

14 June, 2021

Objectionable Content Relating To Hindu Deities Removed: Instagram Tells Delhi HC

Outlook Web Bureau

Instagram informed the Delhi HC that its parent company, Facebook has appointed a grievance officer for both the sites as per the Centre’s new IT rules.


29 May, 2021

WhatsApp Users Have Nothing To Fear, Govt Recognises Right To Privacy: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Outlook Web Bureau

The new IT rules will prevent misuse of digital platforms and empower social media users when they become victims of abuse, Union IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said

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Congress General Secretary and AICC in-charge of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Priyanka Gandhi speaks during 'Pratigya rally', ahead of UP Assembly elections 2022, in Moradabad.

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A metro train runs on a railway track amid low visibility due to a cloudy weather, during the winter season in Ghaziabad.

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Germany's Yvonne Li during their women's singles badminton group stage match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.


Traditional musicians perform during celebrations for the UAE 50th National Day, at the EXPO 2020 Dubai, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


A thick layer of haze over city skyline on a cold winter day in Mumbai.

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