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Twitter is now in compliance with the IT Rules 2021: Indian government in Delhi High Court

Although the government appears satisfied with Twitter's appointments to key roles as mandated by the IT Rules, the original petitioner in the case intends to file his objections at the next hearing.  Twitter is now prima facie in compliance with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021, the Indian government told the High Court, days after the social media company announced that it had made the necessary appointments under the rules. Why it matters? Twitter's compliance marks the end of a three-month court battle and a longer tussle with the Indian government over its compliance with the IT Rules 2021. The company was taken to court by advocate Amit Acharya, a day after May 26, the last date set by the Indian government to comply with the rules. Last week, Twitter informed the Delhi High Court that it has appointed a permanent resident grievance-cum-chief compliance officer and a permanent nodal contact person for India. While Vinay Prakash will be responsible for handling grievances and ensuring compliance, former ByteDance executive Shahin Komath will be the permanent nodal contact person in India. Chetan Sharma, representing the Indian government said, "Twitter has appointed resident grievance officer, nodal contact person. They are today in compliance with the IT Rules 2021." Sharma added that the government will file an affidavit in this regard. The matter has now been listed for October. Hired interim officers as didn't have corporate presence in India: Twitter counsel Addressing the bench of Justice Rekha Palli, Twitter's counsel…

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