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Seeking Inputs: Draft Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules, 2018

Dear Members, As you may be aware, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India has recently published draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules 2018 for seeking stakeholder comments /suggestion on the same.  Once notified, the draft Rules would replace the existing Intermediary Guidelines which were published by the Government in 2011.  Following are some of key changes that are proposed.   Intermediaries to assist Government in tracing out the originator of content upon request from authorized agencies The intermediaries are given a 72 hour window to comply with an order to provide information or assistance by any government agency or in matters of security of the State or cyber security Intermediaries with 50 lakh o...