#ITAct

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Twitter has prima facie complied with India's IT Rules (Photo: Unsplash/Representational)

  • Twitter has appointed Vinay Prakash as the chief compliance officer and resident grievance officer
  • Shahin Komath has been appointed nodal contact officer
  • The Centre said on Tuesday that Twitter is now in compliance with the IT Rules

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jack Patrick Dorsey is the CEO of Twitter. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ ANI)

  • Twitter has been engaged in a protracted spat with the government over compliance with new IT laws
  • The past few months have seen accounts of ministers and RSS leaders being suspended
  • A case has also been filed against the US-based company in UP

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Indian government has accused Twitter of not complying to new IT rules. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Twitter told HC that it has appointed a resident of India as its interim Chief Compliance Officer effective July 6
  • Delhi HC had directed Twitter to inform it by July 8 as to when it will appoint a resident grievance officer 
  • The government had earlier told the court that Twitter could lose its legal immunity

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Supreme Court had scrapped Section 66A of the Information Technology Act in 2015. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • "Don’t you think this is shocking?" the court said on learning that cases were still being filed under the scrapped act
  • Advocate appearing an NGO told the court that thousands of cases were registered under the section
  • In a landmark judgement on March 24, 2015, the SC scrapped Section 66A of the IT Act

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Facebook examined content around 10 violation categories. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • The IT rules mandate platforms with over 5 mn users to submit monthly reports
  • Facebook said its next report will be published on July 15
  • Other platforms that have made their reports public are Google and Koo

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Twitter officials told a parliamentary panel chaired by Congress' Shashi Tharoor that it "follows its own policies." (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • A parliamentary panel told Twitter that the "rule of the land" is "supreme" and not their policy
  • Twitter officials had earlier told the panel that it "follows its own policies"
  • The meeting was held in Delhi on Friday in the presence of Twitter's representatives

.Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Twitter has lost the legal shield as it failed to comply with the new IT rules. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Twitter has been accused of "provoking communal unrest" in connection with the assault on a Muslim man in Ghaziabad 
  • Twitter India's MD has been asked to record his statement within seven days
  • This is the first case against the social media giant after Centre's new digital media rules

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
An FIR was filed against Twitter on Tuesday. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • Twitter will now be held liable for ‘unlawful’ content put up by its users
  • WhatsApp, Facebook and Google have appointed statutory officers in India
  • Twitter on Tuesday said that it appointed an interim officer

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Section 79 of the IT Act gives internet intermediaries legal protection against the content put up on their website. (Photo credits- Representational/Unsplash)

  • Twitter lost its legal protection in India over its failure to appoint statutory officers
  • The US-based company has appointed an interim compliance officer
  • The microblogging website had earlier stated that they are tailoring their product according to the new IT laws in India