On April 23, MediaNama held a discussion on the Impact of the IT Rules, 2021 on Intermediaries. Rakesh Maheshwari, Senior Director and Group Coordinator of Cyber Law & eSecurity at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology answered questions on the Rules during the session, on subjects like traceability, the chief compliance officer to be employed by social media intermediaries, and the intent of the law. We will be publishing a story on his session separately. Below is the video and transcript of the closing remarks and the Q&A. Video https://youtu.be/0UDlyQVVAL8?t=9380 Transcript The following transcript has been lightly edited for clarity. April 23, 2021 Nikhil Pahwa, Editor, MediaNama: So, I think there are lots of issues and lots of points which have been raised. I was wondering if you would like to share your views and your comments. I know we’re starting a little early. But since we have you here, I thought we might want to explore your views on these rules that you've been so closely involved with architecting. Rakesh Maheshwari, Senior Director and Group Coordinator of Cyber Law & eSecurity, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology: Yeah, so first of all, good evening to all of you. I was listening to some of the earlier views in the program. But, thereafter, I was not into the conversation and therefore have lost the points. I would like to say certain things. First of all, the intent of these rules from our side, had been that there should be…
Transcript and Video: MEITY’s Rakesh Maheshwari on IT Rules, 2021; traceability, intent, compliance timelines
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