Press Reporter News Service
New Delhi, July 11
Twitter right now named its resident grievance officer in India to adjust to the knowledge expertise guidelines that got here into impact from Could 25. The US social media large appointed Vinay Prakash because the India grievance officer, sharing his coordinates on its web site to allow customers to make complaints and report violations.
These tips (new IT guidelines) are empowering and defending customers and can guarantee a safer and accountable social media ecosystem in India. – Ashwini Vaishnaw, IT Minister
The appointment got here days after Twitter advised the Delhi Excessive Courtroom that it might quickly title an interim grievance officer and comply with up with a daily appointment in eight weeks.
Twitter has been in a chronic faceoff with the federal government over non-compliance with the brand new IT guidelines — Data Expertise (Middleman Pointers and Digital Media Ethics Code) Guidelines, 2021.
New IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday reviewed the brand new guidelines and termed them “empowering”.
Vaishnaw took to Koo to say: “Reviewed the implementation and compliance of the Data Expertise Guidelines, 2021, together with my colleague Rajeev Chandrasekhar ji. These tips are empowering and defending customers and can guarantee a safer and accountable social media ecosystem in India.” Becoming a member of workplace on Friday, Vaishnaw had stated anybody working or working in India should honour the regulation of the land. Beneath the brand new guidelines, all main social media intermediaries with over 50 lakh customers in India have been mandated to nominate chief compliance officer, nodal contact particular person and grievance officer and share their particulars with the federal government.
Earlier, the federal government had addressed WhatsApp privateness points emanating from the brand new guidelines and stated it revered the appropriate of privateness and strange customers of WhatsApp had nothing to concern concerning the new guidelines.