Twitter loses 'safe harbour' immunity in India

New Delhi: On its failure to appoint statutory officers with new IT rules in India, Twitter has lost the coveted 'safe harbour' immunity in India.

Now, its top executives, including the country managing director, could now face police questioning and criminal liability under IPC over legal responsibility below IPC over 'illegal' and 'inflammatory' material posted on the platform by anyone.

While, Facebook, Google, YouTube, WhatsApp and Instagram and other platforms remain protected, Twitter is one mega American platform has lost the protecting guard– granted below Part 79 of the IT Act.

"The corporate had been given additional time to adjust to the rules, nevertheless it has didn't fall in keeping with the brand new IT Guidelines regardless of our repeated indulgence, together with an extension. Twitter has misplaced its safe harbour safety, and now stands uncovered to motion below the IPC for any third-party illegal content material",  said a source.