Indian government proposes modifications to intermediary liability regime

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In the proposed amendments to the Information Technology Act 2000, the Indian government recommended modifications on the rules regarding the liability of online intermediaries. The proposal requires that intermediaries, including social media networks, e-commerce platforms and Internet providers, should be expected to proactively remove unlawful third-party content, or face liability for the illegal content. The rules would change the intermediary liability landmark set by the Shreya Singhal case of 2015, which clarified that companies were only expected to remove content when ordered by a court to do so. 

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