Our Counter Comments to MeitY on the Draft Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules, 2018

The Draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules], 2018 (“the Draft Rules”), were issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MeitY”) on the 24th of December, 2018. The Draft Rules seek to amend existing ‘due diligence’ guidelines [The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011] which are to be followed by ‘intermediaries’ [as per the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“IT Act”)].

Blue Paper: Misinformation and Draft Intermediary Guidelines

In the wake of increased spread of misinformation on social media, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued The Draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules], 2018.

SFLC.in conducted a series of discussions on misinformation and the proposed Draft Intermediary Guidelines across India in January 2019 including New Delhi (Jan 11 & 18), Bengaluru (Jan 15), Mumbai (Jan 16) and Kochi (Jan 30).

Our Comments to MeitY on the Draft Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules, 2018

The Draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules], 2018 (“the Draft Rules”), were issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MeitY”) on the 24th of December, 2018. The Draft Rules seek to amend existing ‘due diligence’ guidelines [The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011] which are to be followed by ‘intermediaries’ [as per the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“IT Act”)].

Joint Letter to MeitY Addressing Key Issues with the Draft IL Rules, 2018

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India ("MeitY"), released the Draft Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules, 2018 on the 24th of December, 2018 ("the Draft Rules"). The Draft Rules seek to amend the existing Intermediaries Guidelines, which enlist certain conditions for online intermediaries to follow in order to qualify for the safe-harbour protection offered to them under Section 79 of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

A Report On The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011

SFLC.in released the report, "Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 - An Analysis" on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The report was released jointly by Members of Parliament Sh. Jay Panda, Sh. Jagadambika Pal,Sh. Jayant Choudhary along with Dr. Arvind Gupta IT Cell Head of BJP, Dr. Govind CEO, NIXI.

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