The Global Network Initiative (GNI), which counts Facebook, Google, Vodafone, and Wikimedia Foundation among its members, has called on the Indian government to revise the IT Intermediary Rules 2021 and engage in a open process to address the issues that the rules aim to address. In a letter to Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad sent on Tuesday, the GNI said that while they recognise the importance of addressing abuse of digital tools and appreciates redressal measures around content decisions in the Rules, there are concerns that remain unaddressed or have been exacerbated. The Initiative also counts the Centre for Communications Governance at the National Law University, Delhi and Digital Empowerment Foundation among its members. The Initiative added that the notification of the rules took many of its members by surprise given that the lack of formal response to the…
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