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The Information Technology (Due Diligence Observed by Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011, say that intermediaries - which include telecommunication companies, internet service providers (ISP), blogging sites, search engines, as well as cyber cafes - can remove "objectionable" content without notifying the user.

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology announced the rules last month.

The new IT rule specifies that the intermediaries should not display, upload, modify or publish any information that is "harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, pornographic, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, disparaging, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, relating to money laundering or gambling".

"The new rules say that intermediaries should remove such kind of objectionable items within 36 hours without informing the users. They have the right to remove any post on a blog or site, work with the user to correct the post or disable access to their services altogether,"



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Google objects to Indian rules on internet usage

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Undemocratic Act

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Praja admin will now have to report to police every violation of this rule and keep the proof for 90days. Which Police station will the jurisdiction fall under? Such blanket rules with broad terms such as harmful, objectionable are open to interpretation and can effectively used by security agencies to go after anyone! I guess the only legal way of protest now is to do so under a nearby Gandhiji statute?
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Isnt it surprising none of

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Isnt it surprising none of the terms in 3.2.b appears under the definiions section? So subjective. comment guidelines

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