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Google’s statement after Facebook, assures India’s new IT rules

The Fact News Service,
New Delhi, May 26,
Assuring compliance with India’s new IT rules, Google on Wednesday said that that it will continue to build on its existing approaches and keep the policies as transparent as possible. The company was responding to the Centre’s new IT rules, which will come into effect from today. Google spokesperson in a statement said, “We realize that our work in keeping our platforms secure is never done and we will continue to refine our existing approaches, and evolve our policies and be as transparent as possible about how we make decisions.” It further cited its ‘long history’ of managing content according to local laws to assure the Indian government of its continuing efforts to ensure legal compliance.”We respect India’s legislative process and have a long history of responding to government requests to remove content where the content violates the local law or our product policies. We have consistently invested in significant product changes, resources, and personnel to ensure that we’re combating illegal content in an effective and fairway, and in order to comply with local laws in the jurisdictions that we operate in,” it added. The new guidelines issued by the government of India mandated a grievance redressal system for over the top (OTT) and digital portals in the country. Under the new rules, social media platforms will have to have a grievance redressal mechanism, they will also have to name a grievance officer who shall register the grievance within 24 hours and disposal in 15 days. The government had said that if there are complaints against the dignity of users, particularly women about exposed private parts of individuals or nudity or sexual act or impersonation, etc social media platforms will be required to remove that within 24 hours after a complaint is made. As per the guidelines, first, the social media platforms will have to have a chief compliance officer residing in India responsible for ensuring compliance with the act and the rules. Source:(Internet)    

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