"The authorities assured the Supreme Court it will draw up a extra stringent model of rules it had unveiled final week after the highest court docket faulted them for “lacking in teeth.” The Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, had been notified on February 25.
“We have seen the IT guidelines for intermediaries and media ethics code rules. These are lacking in teeth,” mentioned a bench led by justice Ashok Bhushan on Friday. “These rules are more in the nature of guidelines. There is no effective mechanism to screen or take appropriate action against those who do not follow the guidelines,” the two-judge bench instructed solicitor normal Tushar Mehta. The problem entails “uncontrolled unscreened” viewing of content material, the court docket famous."

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