Tech policy, civil groups ask govt to ‘withdraw’ new IT rules

tech policy civil groups ask govt to withdraw new it rules

Sumary of Tech policy, civil groups ask govt to ‘withdraw’ new IT rules:

  • Fourteen tech policy and civil groups — such as Access Now, US-based Center for Democracy and Technology, OpenNet, and Reporters Without Borders — have released a joint statement asking the central government to “immediately withdraw”.
  • The new rules issued by the executive branch are being used to bully social media platforms and online news services into compliance,”.
  • On February 25, the IT Ministry notified new guidelines for social media intermediaries as a part of which they were classified into two groups of significant social media intermediaries and non-significant social media intermediaries..
  • As part of the new norms, significant social media intermediaries had to, within 90 days, designate executives in the roles of resident grievance officer, a chief compliance officer, and a nodal contact person for India…

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