KOLKATA: Microblogging site Twitter has appointed an interim chief compliance officer in line with the new IT rules which came into effect on 26 May. The company will share the details with the IT ministry soon, it said on Tuesday.
The company "continues to make every effort to comply with new guidelines and is keeping IT Ministry apprised of progress at every step," reported PTI quoting a Twitter spokesperson.
Earlier the US company said that it has assured the government that it is making every effort to comply with the new IT media guidelines.
Twitter’s move comes days after the government issued “one last notice” to the company.
“The provisions for significant social media intermediaries under the Rules have already come into force on 26 May and it has been more than a week but Twitter has refused to comply with the provisions of these rules,” the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) had written to Twitter's deputy general counsel, Jim Baker.
As per new rules, any failure to comply with the guidelines could lead to exemption from liability under section 79 of the IT Act, 2000. This essentially means that the platform could be held responsible for content posted by the users.
The rules recommend a three-tier mechanism for the regulation of all online media. As per the rules, each significant social media intermediary is required to appoint a chief compliance officer, a nodal contact person for 24x7 coordination with law enforcement agencies, and a resident grievance officer. All three should be resident Indians.