Government issues clarification on Section 79 rules

The rules issued under Section 79 for Intermediaries had created a confusion in some circles about the action to be taken by the intermediary on receipt of a complaint about a specific content. Since the rules suggested that action had to be taken within 36 hours, most intermediaries had wrongly interpreted that they need to take down the objectionable content within 36 hours. This had made many intermediaries assume the role of censoring any objectionable content.

Naavi has been suggesting that this interpretation is incorrect and it would be sufficient to initiate a remedial action within 36 hours thought he resolution may require more time.

Now the DeiTy has provided the required clarification on similar lines. See the clarification here.


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About Vijayashankar Na

Naavi is a veteran Cyber Law specialist in India and is presently working from Bangalore as an Information Assurance Consultant. Pioneered concepts such as ITA 2008 compliance, Naavi is also the founder of Cyber Law College, a virtual Cyber Law Education institution. He now has been focusing on the projects such as Secure Digital India and Cyber Insurance
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