On June 6, 2022, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology released a draft of proposed amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. The amendments aim to strengthen the rights of internet users by bringing in new accountability standards for Significant Social Media Intermediaries (“SSMI”).
Some of the major changes brought by the proposed amendments are:
As a part of the pre-legislative process, this amendment is open for public consultation and comments from all stakeholders for 30 days following its release.
Please find a copy of the draft amendments, here.
This upate has been contributed by Anushkaa Shekhar (Associate).
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