New Delhi: Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said that Google will respect and abide by local laws, whether in Europe or India.
Social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, are widely criticized for failing to take prompt and proper action on user complaints.
In this context, the federal government released the new rules for social networking sites on February 25. Social media sites were given 3 months to comply with these rules.
This period ended immediately after yesterday. Facebook has announced that it will comply with the new federal government rules. According to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, the rules have just been announced. Our division in India is taking the necessary steps in this regard. We always respect the local laws of each country in which we operate and our work will always be transparent.
Free and open internet is the foundation of everything. We are very clear about its benefits. To ensure this, we engage in constructive consultations with many governments around the world. In addition, our company duly respects all national laws. We will take action based on the government’s opinion when necessary.
Europe and India
Previously, the EU introduced a law on digital technology. Now India has also made new laws. We see this as an attempt to figure out how to manage and transform these digital technologies. Therefore, we will always provide our full cooperation to the Government. “
What are the new federal government rules?
The laws presented by the Central Government have 4 main rules. That means social media companies must appoint an official in India to investigate complaints. This officer must investigate government complaints. You must implement government notices. In addition, a special committee should be established to investigate what is being uploaded to social media sites. This committee, which also includes Union ministers, has the ultimate power to act on complaints.
Summary in English
The latest statement from Google CEO Sundar Pichai on India’s new digital rules