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Twitter’s compliance with the IT Rules now official after passing government check

The social media platform was slow to comply with the controversial rules, even risking its safe harbour status at one point.

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The Indian government, in a short affidavit, has confirmed the appointments made by Twitter in accordance to the Information Technology (IT) Rules 2021, and confirmed that the social media platform is now in compliance with the rules. The IT Ministry's verification of Twitter’s compliance with the IT Rules marks the end of a four-month court battle between the two. The company was taken to court by advocate Amit Acharya, a day after May 26, the last date set by the government for all social media intermediaries to comply with the rules. Earlier on August 10, the government had told the Delhi High Court that Twitter looked to be prima face in compliance. However, government counsel Chetan Sharma had said that it will file an affidavit in this regard after verifying the same. What did the IT Ministry verify? In its affidavit, submitted by N Samaya Balan, Scientist E in the Cyber Law Group in MeitY, the government said — Twitter has "clearly acknowledged" that Chief Compliance Officer, Nodal Contact Person, and Resident Grievance Officer are appointed as Twitter's employees and not as 'contingent workers'. Twitter has provided the names of the appointed employees with their respective designations Twitter's affidavit mentions that their employment started on August 4, 2021 Twitter also provided employment contracts as proof of the appointments Twitter is mandatorily required to comply with the IT Rules 2021 in its entirety. Any non-compliance amounts to a breach of the provisions of the IT Rules, 2021 thereby leading to Twitter…

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