Twitter told the Delhi High Court on Thursday that it is in the midst of submitting an offer for the hiring of a temporary resident grievance officer. On or before July 11, it aims to provide its monthly compliance report for the month of May 26 to June 25, which will be completed by a third-party contractor. In a court filing, the firm also stated that on July 6, it named an interim chief compliance officer, During the next two weeks, and is aiming to hire a nodal contact person on an interim basis. as part of its efforts to comply with the new Intermediary Guidelines, which went into effect on May 26.
Twitter also stated that it has openly advertised job vacancies for all three jobs and within the next eight weeks would attempt to formally fill all three positions with Twitter workers. Besides establishing a liaison office in India, this will be the company’s permanent location in the United States.
The government was warned on Tuesday that it was “free to take whatever action” against Twitter for not complying with the IT regulations, according to Twitter’s arguments to the court. excluding the idea of providing Twitter with any form of legal protection.
Justice Rekha Palli’s single-judge bench had given the firm till Thursday to respond on when the company will replace the major empty posts. as well as its will to follow the regulations. Later on Thursday, the case will be heard.
Twitter also stated in its statement that it had informed the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of its chief compliance officer’s appointment. It has made a physical contact location in Bengaluru accessible as a temporary solution.
The government informed the court on Monday that Twitter had lost the IT Act’s protection provided to intermediaries, despite providing all significant social media intermediates’ three months to comply with the new regulations, for failing to comply with the new Intermediary Guidelines.
The government’s senior counsel claimed in court on Tuesday that Twitter had continued to violate the regulations for another 42 days after the deadline had passed, and that the business had failed to completely comply with the requirements.