Google's statement after Facebook, assures India's new IT rules
On Wednesday, it has been announced by Google that it will fully comply with the new IT rules of the center. It will also try to make its policy transparent. This statement was given by Google while replying to the new IT rules of the Central Government.
Veteran tech company Google has announced adherence to the provisions of the new IT regulations in India. On Wednesday, it has been announced by Google that it will fully comply with the new IT rules of the center. It will also try to make its policy transparent. This statement was given by Google while replying to the new IT rules of the Central Government, which are being implemented today from 26 May 2021 nationwide.
Google gave this statement
A Google spokesperson said in his statement that we realize that the work of keeping the platform secure is never completed, it is an ongoing process. In such a situation, we will continue to work under the new rules. Our effort will be to make the policy, keep it transparent. Google has said that there is a long history of managing content under local law. In such a situation we assure the Government of India that the new law will also be complied with. We respect the law of India. At the same time, the content of misleading and violating local law will continue to be removed on the direction of the Government of India. Our efforts will continue in the direction of removing fake and objectionable content from new mediums.
Facebook gave this statement
Explain that earlier on Tuesday, Facebook had said that it would follow the provisions of the IT rules. It is also in talks with Facebook's government on some of its issues. On behalf of Facebook, it has been said that our goal is to follow the provisions of the IT rules. Also working towards implementing it.
What is the new guideline
On 25 February, the Center announced Information Technology (Intermediate Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021. It was framed under section 87 (2) of the Information Technology Act 2000. These new rules have come into force across the country from 26th May.
- The social media platform will have to deploy Nodal Officer, Resident Greaves Officer in India, which will be based in India. This officer will have to redress the complaints received against the OTT content within 15 days.
- Under the new guidelines, social media platforms will have to issue a monthly report, which will contain information about complaints and their redressal. Also, which posts and content were removed and what was the reason for this. This will have to be explained in detail. All social media platforms should have a physical address in India, which should be registered on the company's mobile app and website.
- According to the new guidelines, objectionable content will have to be removed from the internet media within 24 hours of the complaint. Apart from this, companies have to have a grievance redressal mechanism and also have an officer handling complaints. Complaint will be registered in 24 hours and will be resolved in 15 days