December 4, 2021

Webinar on Criminal Liability of Intermediaries under the Information Technology Rules by Law for Aid and Welfare: Register by Oct 25

About the LAW-CTLP

The Centre for Technology Law and Policy, Law for Aid and Welfare (LAW-CTLP) is a research and consulting wing established in recognition of the need to have a dedicated organization working from advisory, consulting and research perspectives viz. a viz. technology law and policy. We also strive to research on reconfigurations of social purposes and structures through the use of emerging technology, internet and digital media technologies, and vice versa.

LAW-CTLP aspires to be the leading institution in exploration, intervention in and advancement of contemporary discourse around emerging technologies and regulatory practices.

About the Live Panel Discussion

Law for Aid and Welfare is organising a Live Panel Discussion with Industry Experts on Criminal Liability of Intermediaries under the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.

After years of discussions and debates, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India (MeitY) has notified new rules under the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“IT Act“) for monitoring social media digital media platforms.

The new rules, viz. Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (“Intermediary Guidelines“) inter alia aims to serve a dual-purpose:

  • Increasing the accountability of the social media platforms (such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.) to prevent their misuse and abuse.
  • Empowering the users of social media by establishing a three-tier redressal mechanism for efficient grievance resolution. The Intermediary Guidelines have been framed in exercise of powers under section 87(2) of the IT Act and supersede the previous Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules, 2011.

However, the Intermediary Guidelines have been punched with many holes by legal experts. The Panel Discussion is intended to understand the Intermediary Guidelines besides exploring possible changes in the existing legal framework.

Eligibility

The program is open for all to attend (whether or not the person has been trained in law).

General details

Date: 31st October 2021

Time: 7 PM – 8 PM

The program/panel discussion shall be conducted online using virtual learning management system platforms.

Registration

Please register yourself to participate in the program, Click here

Fee Details

The program is free for all, and no fee shall be charged for the same.

Please register before October 25, 2021

Contact

For any detail, please write to us at [email protected]

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