This interactive session has been necessitated, given the recent legal developments in the area of legal liability, rights and duties of intermediaries.

With effect from 25th February, 2021, the Government of India has notified the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. These Rules have completely changed the legal landscape as far as compliances by intermediaries in India are concerned. Not only have these Rules repealed the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules, 2011 but more significantly have also mandated new set of compliances for intermediaries.

Under these Rules, all intermediaries and companies who do not comply with these Rules are liable to be punished for offences under the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000 and also under the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

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