On February 25, 2021, the Government of India notified the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (“Rules“). These Rules were framed under Section 87(2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“IT Act“) and will supersede the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules, 2011.
The Rules will govern intermediaries1 such as social media platforms, digital news publishers and OTT content streaming platforms. Notably, the Rules have been divided into three parts:
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