The Intermediaries Rules 2021 have not been issued following due process under the Information Technology Act 2000, claimed legal reporting portal LiveLaw, in its petition against the new Rules. They are "vague" and "suffer from excessive delegation of powers", which will lead to the exercise of judicial functions by non-judicial authorities, the legal news platform said in its petition. Earlier this week, LiveLaw filed a petition in the Kerala High Court, challenging the validity of the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. After hearing the petition, the court granted a stay against any coercive action by the government against LiveLaw by virtue of it being declared a "publisher" under the new Rules. LiveLaw's petition is the second legal challenge against the Rules, which were notified earlier this month. A few days ago, the Foundation…
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