[India] AIC Submits Recommendations on concerns regarding India’s Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines (Amendment)] Rules under the IT Act (15 Jan 2020)

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The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) has submitted comments and recommendations to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Government of India, on “Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines (Amendment)] Rules 2018 (Draft Rules). We commend that the Government of India is reviewing the Intermediary Guidelines to align it with judicial precedents and global practices. However, certain key provisions of the Draft Rules fail to address crucial issues such as safe harbour protection available to intermediaries, privacy rights, and the right to free speech of users.

Word submission can be accessed HERE.