The company has also published its compliance report for the period May 26-June 25, which was another key requirement under the new IT rules
New Delhi: Twitter has named Vinay Prakash as an Indian official according to the company’s website.
The U.S. company has been in the face of a storm for alleged failure to comply with India’s new IT rules, which authorize, among other things, the appointment of three key personnel – a master, a node manager and a malpractice on social media platforms with more than 50 users. All three personnel must be residents of India.
According to updated information on the Twitter website, Vinay Prakash is a clerk (RGO). Users can contact him using the email address provided on the page. “Twitter can be contacted in India at the following address: 4th Floor, The Estate, 121 Dickenson Road, Bangalore 560 042,” the page continued.
Twitter appoints Vinay Prakash as an Indian official pic.twitter.com/zSMyFwAUjj
– ANI (@ANI) July 11, 2021
Prakash’s name appears alongside Jeremy Kessel, a global legal director based in the United States.
The company has also published its compliance report for the period from May 26, 2021 to June 25, 2021. This was another key requirement in the IT rules that came into effect on May 26.
Twitter had previously appointed Dharmendra Chatur as a temporary resident to appeal to the Indian authorities in accordance with IT rules. However, Chatur stepped down last month.
Twitter has been at odds with the Indian government over the new social media rules. The government has faced deliberate sacrifices on Twitter and non-compliance with the country’s new IT rules, despite repeated reminders.
Twitter – which has an estimated 1.75 crore users in India – lost legal shield as a broker In India, accountability for users who post illegal content.
July 8 Twitter had reported the matter to the Delhi High Court that it has appointed an interim supervisory authority residing in India and that it will endeavor to fulfill its regular role within eight weeks in accordance with the new IT rules.
It had also announced that it would meet an Indian resident as a temporary RGO, and expected to do so by or before July 11, and the details would be updated on its “Help page” as soon as possible.