Draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules], 2018 (“the Draft Rules”)

The Draft Rules seek to amend existing ‘due diligence’ guidelines under The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011. These Rules are to be followed by ‘intermediaries’ as per the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“IT Act”).

The Policy has been criticised for its ‘one size fits all’ approach to regulation of intermediaries. The use of vague and ambiguous terms, excessive delegation of legislative powers and lack of procedural safeguards that may to lead to violation of free speech and privacy rights. 

Our comments: https://sflc.in/our-comments-meity-draft-intermediaries-guidelines-amendment-rules-2018

Our counter-comments: https://sflc.in/our-counter-comments-meity-draft-intermediaries-guidelines-amendment-rules-2018

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