Twitter failed to comply with Indian IT rules: Centre tells Delhi HC

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New Delhi : Centre on Monday told the Delhi High Court that micro-blogging site Twitter has failed to comply with the new mandatory Indian IT rules.

The last date to comply with the rules was May 26, which has been missed by the company.

The government in its affidavit filed at the Delhi High Court mentioned that Twitter lost its immunity conferred under the IT act due to non-compliance of rules.

Twitter has lost immunity from criminal prosecution for content on it since it hasn't complied with the IT Rules on the appointment of grievance redressal officers, the government told the high court.

The affidavit was filed in response to a plea filed by lawyer Amit Acharya, who claimed non-compliance of new Indian IT rules.

A couple of days back, news reports claimed that newly appointed grievance officer has resigned from his post; details about him were yet to be submitted by the company.

Meanwhile, the company told Delhi HC that they are in the final stage of appointing a resident grievance officer.

"We are in the final stages of appointing a Resident Grievance Officer. The interim Resident Grievance Officer withdrew his candidature on 21 June," Twitter told the Delhi HC.