15 marzo 2021
INDIA: New guidelines for intermediaries and code of ethics for digital media

On February 25, the Indian government decided to regulate through new Intermediary Guidelines and a Digital Media Ethics Code content on social media, especially for sites with the largest number of users, such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter and Ott (Over The Top) platforms.  The regulations, titled Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 are framed under the Information Technology Act of 2000 (Section 87-2) and have as highlights the requirement to establish a remediation and resolution mechanism in response to user complaints, and a number of additional obligations for "significant social media intermediaries" (by number of users). 

M&A is pleased to share a brief note on the matter in the attachment; for more information, please contact Alessia Marsegaglia at email: 


New guidelines