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Grievance appellate committee a necessity, says IT For Change in comments on IT Rules

Bangalore-based IT for Change (ITfC) supports the Grievance Appelate Committee (GAC) created under the IT Rules of May 2021 in consultation submission

The proposal for a Grievance Appellate Committee (GAC) received whole-hearted approval in comments submitted by IT for Change (ITfC) during the public consultation on the proposed amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. This would mark one of the first times that the proposal for a GAC. The GAC is envisaged to involve a committee of Central government-appointed members adjudicating on user actions taken by platforms, received some positive reception. ITfC, a Bangalore-based think tank's, comments were submitted during the public consultation that concluded last month. Apart from praising the proposed GAC, it urged the government to refer to existing guidelines for making businesses comply with international human rights, create definitions for virality, and give details of how the GAC would function. Below we have summarised its comments. On June 6th, the Ministry…

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