Google says India’s new IT rules not applicable to its search engine

Google says India’s new IT rules not applicable to its search engine

Google says India’s new IT rules not applicable to its search engine

American technology giant Google Inc on Wednesday contended that India’s information technology rules for digital media are not applicable to its search engine and asked the Delhi high court to set aside an earlier order, passed by a single-judge bench, which applied to the company in relation to certain offending content posted on an internet pornography website. Google said that the judge had “mischaracterised” its search engine as a ‘social media intermediary’ or ‘significant social media intermediary’ as provided under the new rules.

 

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