IT rules 2021

Analysis of The IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 – Impact on Freedom of Speech and Expression and Right to Privacy

Avar Lamba* Introduction- A free flow of opinions and information is essential for the survival of a democracy. A limitation on the fluidity of such viewpoints is an abhorrent violation of the freedom of speech and expression[i] under Article 19(1)(a). The new Information Technology Rules have started an interesting debate about the ambit of freedom …

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TRACEABILITY RULE: MASTERSTROKE TO CURB VIRAL MESSAGES OR A TOLL ON PRIVACY AND FREE SPEECH?

Priyanshi Bhageria With fake news, viral messages, and propaganda killing hundreds of people regularly[i], the government has notified the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (hereinafter IT Rules 2021) to include the long-debated traceability rule. The traceability rule makes it mandatory for significant social media intermediaries like Signal, WhatsApp etc. …

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