Rishi Jaitly is heading Twitter India, MediaNama has heard from sources, looking primarily after Twitter India's interactions with the Indian government, which has been giving it some trouble. On being contacted by MediaNama, Jaitly put us in touch with Twitter's PR department, which declined to comment, saying "We're not able to share any news about Rishi's role or Twitter in India at this point." Please bear in mind that our information is source based, and in case Twitter clarifies, we'll update this story. Also, this might be old news now, so this is just for the record: according to Jaitly's LinkedIn profile, he joined Twitter India in November 2012. Prior to joining Twitter, Jaitly worked at Knight Foundation as Program Director. Some context on Jaitly's appointment: he's worked in India before, and was a part of Google India's initial policy team, working as a Policy Analyst at Google under Shailesh Rao, former MD (Media & Platforms) at Google Asia-Pacific (and MD of Google India). Rao now heads Twitter's International Operations, and Jaitly reports to him. Twitter's Policy Concerns In India Back in 2009, working at Google India as a Policy Analyst, Jaitly had said on India's IT Act and sharing of user data by intermediaries: "A more serious concern is the situation where your (and intermediary's) immunity can be stripped. As soon as you receive notification, effectively, your immunity is gone. Our view is that in rules and regulations process, it should be clarified that the expectation of the intermediary should not be to unequivocally, in all settings,…
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