Google, Facebook, Telegram, LinkedIn, ShareChat, and Indian startups backed by Tiger Global have fully or partially complied with the new IT rules in the South Asian country, according to two people familiar with the matter and a government memo quoted by TechCrunch.
India's new IT rules, unveiled in February this year, require companies to designate and share contact details of compliance representatives, a primary point of reference, and grievance redress procedures to address concerns on the ground.
The government memo and a person familiar with the matter said the companies mentioned had complied with this requirement. Companies were required to comply with new IT rules by this week.
Twitter hasn't complied yet
Twitter sent a message, sharing details of a lawyer working for a law firm in India as the Contractual Liaison and Ombudsman, said a note prepared by New Delhi, adding that the rules required said officials to be direct.
Tension has been escalating between Twitter and the Government of India recently, after police in Delhi raided Twitter's offices earlier, to provide notice about an investigation into its information about the classification of tweets by Indian politicians as misleading. He cited concerns about its employees and demanded that the government respect citizens rights to freedom of expression.