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Respond ‘ASAP’ on compliance status to new norms: Govt to social media platforms

New Delhi | The Union Ministry of Electronics and IT has written to the social media platforms, directing them to respond on their compliance to the new digital rules as soon as possible, “preferably today”. In its notice to the social media players, the ministry said: “If you are considered as SSMI (significant social media intermediaries), […]

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Committed to right to privacy, but need to maintain law & order: IT Minister counters WhatsApp

New Delhi | As WhatsApp moves the Delhi High Court against the new rules for intermediaries saying they would violate privacy, Electronics & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said the government is committed to the right to privacy, but simultaneously it also has to maintain law and order and ensure national security. Facebook-owned instant messenger […]

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Govt directs WhatsApp to roll back new privacy policy, warns of action

New Delhi | The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has again directed WhatApp to withdraw its much controversial revised privacy policy and has warned action against the platform. According to official sources, in its notice to the company, the ministry has said that there are various options available for the messaging platform under Indian law. […]