The legality of the Grievance Appellate Committee was once again questioned in submissions on the draft amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 made by Software Freedom and Law Centre (SFLC). SFLC, which is a Delhi-based not-for-profit, submitted its comments last month as part of the public consultation undertaken on the Rules analysing the legality of the Rules and free speech implications of the amendments. We have summarised it below. On June 6th, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had released a set of proposed amendments to the 2021 Rules for public consultation. After their release, stakeholders and experts had raised concerns on the amendments' legality, effectiveness, and more. Why it matters? The changes proposed in the amendments instituting a new grievance redressal mechanism (the Grievance Appellate Committee or GAC), shortening existing…
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