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.
Earlier on Tuesday, Facebook said it aims to comply with the provisions of India’s new IT rules and will continue to discuss the few issues “which need more engagement” with the government.
On February 25, the Centre framed the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021, in the exercise of powers under section 87 (2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and in supersession of the earlier Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 2011, which will come into effect from May 26.
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.