IT Rules 2021: Bombay High Court stays oversight mechanism on publishers

"The Bombay High Court has ordered a partial stay on provisions of the IT Rules, 2021.

The court has stayed parts of Rule 9(1) and 9(3) of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021.Rule 9(1) mandates publishers to adhere to a code of ethics and Rule 9(3) contains an oversight mechanism by the central government.

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