The government gave Twitter one final chance on Saturday to “promptly” cope with the requirements of the IT regulations, warning that inability to do so will result in the company losing its exemption from liability under Section 79 of the Information Technology Act, 2000.
The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) stated in the notification that it is disappointed to see that Twitter’s replies to the ministry’s letters do not resolve the disclosures demanded by the ministry, nor do they demonstrate complete compliance with the standards. It went on to explain that based on the submissions, it’s evident that Twitter hasn’t provided the information of the chief compliance officer as required by the laws.
Earlier, the Centre had instructed that the twitter network hire a compliance officer, as well as a grievance officer and a central contact person. The Delhi High Court was notified last week, while discussing a case linked to the subject, that the social networking giant has recruited a Grievance Redressal Officer (GRO) in accordance with the IT Rules, 2021.