Appointed Interim Chief Compliance Officer: Twitter on New IT Rules

The Government had issued a notice to Twitter giving it one last chance to “immediately” comply with the new IT rules and warned that failure to adhere to the norms will lead to the platform losing exemption from liability under the IT Act.

New Delhi: Twitter announced on Tuesday that it has appointed an interim compliance officer and details of the officer will soon be shared directly with the IT ministry.
The government had sent a notice to Twitter giving it a last chance to comply “immediately” with the new IT rules and warned that failure to comply with the standards would result in the platform’s loss of the liability waiver under the computer law.

Following this, Twitter assured the Indian government last week that it was at an advanced stage of finalizing the appointment of the chief compliance officer, as required by the new IT rules, and that it would submit further details. within a week.

A Twitter spokesperson said on Tuesday the company was continuing to do everything possible to comply with the new guidelines and was keeping the IT ministry updated on progress every step of the way.

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An acting chief compliance officer has been retained and details will be communicated directly to the ministry shortly, the spokesperson added.

Twitter’s move is gaining momentum as the microblogging platform has faced a significant delay in complying with IT rules that force large digital platforms to undertake greater due diligence and make them more accountable. hosted content.

According to the rules, major social media intermediaries – those with more than 50 lakhs of users – are required to appoint a grievance manager, a nodal manager and a compliance manager. These personnel must be resident in India.

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