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Intermediary Guidelines to be notified by Jan 15, 2020, MeitY tells Supreme Court

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Note: MediaNama is hosting a discussion on these issues on the 23rd of October 2019. Apply here to attend. Notification of the Intermediary Guidelines (Amendment) Rules 2018 is likely to be completed by January 15, 2020, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) said in its affidavit to the Supreme Court, submitted earlier this morning. The updated draft of the Intermediary Guidelines is currently under discussion within the ministry. The affidavit was filed by Ajay Prakash Sawhney, the MeitY Secretary. The Intermediaries Guidelines were last notified on April 13, 2011, called Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011. The Supreme Court had directed the Ministry on September 24 to submit an affidavit giving definite timeline about notifying the rules as it heard Facebook's transfer petition. The Court had directed the Ministry to submit the affidavit by October 15. What will…

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