Home » IT/ITES and ESDM » Regulation of Digital Media

Regulation of Digital Media

To help achieve the aim of making Internet Open, Safe and Trusted and Accountable and to regulate the intermediaries, including social media intermediaries, and in exercise of powers conferred by the Information Technology Act, 2000the Central Government has made the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. These rules cast specific obligation on intermediaries to observe diligence and provide that if they fail to observe such diligence, they shall no longer be exempt from their liability under law for third-party information or data or communication link hosted by them. Such diligence includes the following:

(i)      To inform the said rules to their users to make reasonable efforts to cause the users not to host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, store, update or share, among others, information, including information published by digital media on the intermediary platform or such information shared on it by other users, which threatens the unity, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty of India or public order, or prevents investigation, or violates any law;

(ii)     To not host, store or publish any information, including information published by digital media on the intermediary platform or such information shared on it by other users, which is unlawful, prohibited by law in relation to India’s sovereignty and integrity, security of the State, public order, contempt of court etc., upon receiving actual knowledge in the form of an order by a court or being notified by the government under the provisions of the IT Act;

(iii)    Upon receipt of an order from a lawfully authorised government agency, to provide information or assistance for prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution under law, or for cyber security incidents;

(iv)    To have in place a grievance redressal machinery, and resolve complaints of violation of the rules within 72 hours of being reported;

(v)     In case an intermediary is a significant social media intermediary (i.e., an intermediary having more than 50 lakh registered users in India), to additionally observe diligence in terms of appointing a Chief Compliance Officer, a nodal contact person for 24×7 coordination with law enforcement agencies and a Resident Grievance Officer, publishing monthly compliance reports, etc.

No proposal to enact a separate law to regulate the digital media is currently under consideration of the Government.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

About IIPnews

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

x

Check Also

RBI plays a pivotal role in advancing our nation’s growth trajectory

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the opening ceremony of RBI@90, a program marking ...

Competition Commission of India notifies three distinct regulations on determination of turnover, settlement, commitment and penalty guidelines in relation to an enterprise

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has notified three regulations viz. THE CCI (SETTLEMENT) REGULATIONS, 2024; THE ...

Ministry of Corporate Affairs revises threshold limits for value of Assets and Turnover for purposes of combination filings under Competition Act, 2002 as a step towards ‘Ease of doing Business’

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has revised the existing threshold value of assets and turnover ...

DoT initiates Spectrum Auction to augment the existing telecom services and maintain continuity of services Issues Notice Inviting Applications today to this effect

Department of Telecom (DoT) has initiated the Spectrum Auction to augment the existing telecom services ...

CIL Achieves Record Coal Production of 703.91 MT up to 7th March 2024

The Coal India Limited (CIL) has achieved a record production of 703.91 million tonnes (MT) ...

ChipIN, the one-stop centre for chip designers across the country, gets fillip with support from semiconductor industry leaders

“This is a huge opportunity for current and budding entrepreneurs from Trivandrum and Kerala, to ...

Cabinet Approves Over Rs 10,300 Crore for IndiaAI Mission, will Empower AI Startups and Expand Compute Infrastructure Access

The Cabinet has approved an allocation of over Rs 10,300 crore for the IndiaAI Mission ...

Make in India not only for India but for the world: Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister Shri R. K. Singh exhorts manufacturing industry

The Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy Shri R. K. Singh has ...

Measures by Government shall lead to three-fold increase in Natural Gas consumption by 2030: Petroleum Minister Hardeep S Puri

In a significant stride towards achieving 100% coverage of country’s area for the development of ...

Historical Coal Production growth: Cheaper and Assured Availability

Our country is endowed with 5th largest geological reserves of coal.  We are 2nd largest consumers of ...

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com