Twitter, which missed its deadline to comply with new IT rules requiring social media companies to designate India-based officials by weeks, said it was in the process of doing so and would take two more weeks. The Delhi High Court today sharply informed Twitter that it cannot take “as long as it wants” to appoint a grievance officer in this country. The corporation has been given till Thursday to inform the court of its plans to designate an officer stationed in India.
Twitter, which missed its deadline to comply with new IT rules requiring social media companies to designate India-based officials by weeks, said it was in the process of doing so and would take two more weeks. “How long does it take you to complete your process? I will not enable Twitter to take as much time as it wants in our country “Rekha Palli, a judge, stated.
Senior lawyer Sajan Poovayya, speaking to Twitter, indicated that appointing a grievance officer “could take two weeks.” After Dharmendra Chatur resigned on June 21, the High Court asked Twitter why no new India-based grievance officer had been appointed. The High Court responded, “You better come up with a clear response or you will be in danger,” rescheduling the next hearing for Thursday. The Centre said that Twitter had been given three months to comply with the guidelines but had not done so.
“We aren’t protecting them in any way. We’ve already stated our case. They must adhere to the guidelines “According to the High Court. The government informed the court on Monday that Twitter’s legal immunity to action over third-party information might be revoked if it does not follow the guidelines. According to information on the company’s website, issues from India were being handled by a representative in the United States, indicating non-compliance with the new IT Rules.
After Dharmendra Chatur, a partner at a law firm representing Twitter, resigned, Twitter named Jeremy Kessel, its US-based Global Legal Policy Director, as India’s grievance officer. The new guidelines, on the other hand, stipulate that the post be filled by an Indian citizen.