Twitter appoints permanent officers in compliance of new IT Rules

Twitter had also disclosed in their affidavit that they had appointed the contingent worker through third party contractors.

On Friday, Twitter Inc had informed Delhi High Court that they had appointed a Chief Compliance Officer, Resident Grievance Officer and Nodal Contact Person permanently in compliance with the new IT Rules.

The court had asked Twitter to ensure that it had been brought on record. The court, however, said the affidavit filed by the microblogging platform in this regard is not on record and asked Twitter to ensure that it is brought on record.

Justice Rekha Palli had noted that the copies of the affidavit were served to other parties which also included the Centre’s counsel who should come back with instructions on August 10.

Sajan Poovayya representative of Twitter had mentioned that the company in compliance with the new IT Rules of India had appointed permanent officials for the posts of CCO, RGO and Nodal Contact Person on August 4, and Twitter had also filed an affidavit in compliance with the earlier order of the court.

Twitter had also disclosed in their affidavit that they had appointed the contingent worker through third party contractors.

Amit Acharya, the Petitioner lawyer, had represented by G Tushar Rao, senior advocate, had claimed that he came to know about the alleged non-compliance of IT Rules by Twitter when he attempted to complain about a few tweets. Time had granted to Twitter earlier to file an affidavit to show compliance with the IT Rules.

In the affidavit, the Centre had said that Twitter failed to comply with the new IT Rules of India which could lead them to lose their immunity conferred under the IT Act.

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