If Centre acts over no-compliance of IT Rules, will not protect: HC to Twitter
New Delhi, July 08: The Delhi High Court has told Twitter that if it does not follow the new Information Technology Rules, it will not enjoy legal protection. The court also asked all the interim officers appointed by Twitter to file affidavits stating that they would take responsibility for the duties tasked to them.
Earlier, Twitter told the Delhi High Court that it needs 8 weeks to comply with the new Information Technology Rules.
Twitter said it will take another 8 weeks to appoint a resident grievance officer in compliance with the new IT rules. The company is in the process of setting up a liaison office in India, Twitter said while clarifying its stance on the issue in an affidavit filed before the Delhi High Court.
It also said that an interim chief compliance officer had been appointed on July 6, while adding that an interim grievance officer will be appointed by July 11. An interim nodal contact person will be appointed in 2 weeks, Twitter further added.
While Twitter is striving to comply with the 2021 Rules, it reserves the right to challenge the legality, validity and vires of the Rules. Twitter's submissions regarding compliance are filed without prejudice to its right to challenge the Rules, it further added.
Twitter further said that it will be presenting its first compliance report in accordance with the IT Rules latest by July 11.