Google said “We respect India’s legislative process” – Ready to accept Country’s New Digital Rules – On February 15 Indian Government stated number of new rules to tech companies and social medias such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram to appoint a chief operating officer, a special liaison officer and an undercover detective to deal with their users’ complaints. And Indian government gave 3 months’ time to bring these rules in action. And also said that actions will be taken to companies which do not follow these rules.
Indian Government give May 25 as a deadline to adopt these new rules. Thus, many of tech companies doesn’t gave any answers until last day. Then Google spokesperson said that “We respect India’s legislative process and have a long history of responding to government requests to remove content where the content violates the local law or our product policies. We have consistently invested in significant product changes, resources, and personnel to ensure that we’re combating illegal content in an effective and fair way, and in order to comply with local laws in the jurisdictions that we operate in,”
Google also said that “We realise that our work in keeping our platforms secure is never done and we will continue to refine our existing approaches, and evolve our policies and be as transparent as possible about how we make decisions,” Now, Google and its other services such as YouTube, Hangout, Google Maps etc following its new India’s Digital Policy.
Facebook said that “aims to comply with the new rules but hinted that it wants to discuss some issues which need more engagement”.Facebook also said that, we are working to implement operational processes and improve efficiencies. Facebook remains committed to people’s ability to freely and safely express themselves on our platform.”