Twitter to appoint chief compliance officer within a week
Twitter, in response to the government’s final notice dated June 5, said it is making all efforts to comply with the new guidelines but has failed to do so due to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are in the final stages of finalizing the appointment of a Chief Compliance Officer and we will provide you with additional details over the next few days and at most a week,” Twitter said.
According to the source, Twitter sent this letter to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on June 7.
When contacted, a Twitter spokesperson said, “Twitter has always been and will remain committed to India and will continue to host important public discussions on this platform. We have assured the Government of India that Twitter is the new We are making all efforts to follow the guidelines and share our progress overview with them. We will continue our positive discussions with the Government of India.”
Significantly, the government had announced new IT rules for social media companies, which came into effect from last month. Under the new rules, major social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp will be required to take additional measures. This includes appointment of Chief Compliance Officer, Nodal Officer and Grievance Officer in India etc.
Major social media platforms were given three months to comply with the new rules. In this category, those social media platforms are kept, whose number of registered users is more than 50 lakhs.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), in its final notice to Twitter, had said that Twitter’s refusal to comply with these rules shows that the microblogging site lacks commitment and does not allow the people of India to secure access to its platform. Don’t want to try to provide experience.
The ministry had said that although these rules are effective from May 26, 2021, but in good faith, Twitter Inc is given an opportunity to comply with the rules through a final notice. He has to comply with the rules immediately. If she fails to do so, the exemption from the liability which she has got will be forfeited. At the same time, he has to be ready for action under the IT Act and other penal provisions.
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