Advisory to All Intermediaries to Comply With IT Rules

  • Issued by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
  • Specifically targets the growing concerns around misinformation powered by AI – Deep fakes.

Under Rule 3(1)(b) of IT Act 2000, Intermediaries must:

  • Communicate prohibited content, clearly and precisely to users.
  • Ensure users are informed about penal provisions, including those in the IPC and the IT Act 2000, in case of violations.
  • Report legal violations to law enforcement agencies
  • Communicate their rules, regulations, privacy policy, and user agreement in the user’s preferred language.
  • Ensure reasonable efforts to prevent users from hosting, displaying, uploading, modifying, publishing, transmitting, storing, updating, or sharing any information related to the 11 listed user harms or content prohibited on digital intermediaries.
  • Ensure platforms, identify and promptly remove misinformation, false or misleading content, and material impersonating others, including deep fakes.
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