[Breaking] Adherence to Code of Ethics under Rule 9 of IT Rules stayed by Bombay High Court (for now)

The Court stated that "Rule 9 was prima facie an intrusion of the rights of the petitioners under Article 19 of the Constitution".
IT Rules 2021, Bombay High Court
IT Rules 2021, Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court has stayed the operation of Rule 9 (1) and (3) of the recently notified Information Technology (Guidelines for intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021). (AGIJ Promotion Of Nineteenonea Media Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. v. Union of India & Anr.)

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