In a letter, the Indian government has reportedly asked the Social Media Companies whether they are following the new IT Rules 2021 or not as yesterday was the last date to comply with the new rules.
The India government has said they aren’t going to give any further extension to the companies as a three-month extension was already given to the companies back in February this year.
The Social Media firms are asked to submit the below mentioned things as soon as possible.
- The name of their apps and websites.
- The name and contact details of their Chief Compliance Officer, Nodal officer, and Resident Grievance Officer of their respective app or website.
- The Physical Address of their local offices.
Techcrunch was able to grab the letter in which it is mentioned, “The additional due diligence required from SSMI have come into effect today, at the conclusion of three additional months given. If you are not considered as SSMI, please provide the reasons for the same including the registered users on each of the services provided by you”.
Today WhatsApp challenges the India Government in Delhi High Court regarding some clauses present in the new IT Rules 2021.