The Delhi HC expressed displeasure over the microblogging platform appointing a “contingent worker” as Chief Compliance Officer (CCO).
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.
'The commitment is that I will not do anything till parliamentary law comes,' Senior Advocate Harish Salve, representing WhatsApp, told the court.
The court then proceeded to adjourn the pleas by The Wire, Quint Digital Media Ltd and Pravda Media Foundation till August 20.
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.
The court was hearing a plea claiming non-compliance with the Centre's new IT Rules by the microblogging platform.
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.
Under the new IT rules, large digital platforms have to publish periodic compliance reports every month.
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.
It leaves the microblogging site without a grievance official as mandated by the new IT rules
The Digital News Publishers Association, comprising 13 outlets challenged the constitutional validity of the Information Technology rules 2021.
The special branch of UNHRC on June 11 had raised concern around number of provisions of the new IT rules .
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.
Twitter officials were summoned by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT on Friday over the Centre’s new IT rules
The platform will now be liable for action under the Indian Penal Code for third party unlawful content, sources said.
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.
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.
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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