The citizen in the instant case has asked the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication that What measures shave been taken to ensure that provisions of the 2021 Rules do not have the potential for the law to be abused and for citizens to take the law into their own hands as a way of self-policing?
Moreover, he also asked that what is the reasoning behind the requirement for Service Providers and Social Media Companies to provide information or data or content or sub-content of users to law enforcement agencies? How is this provision balanced with the right of privacy and the fundamental right to inviolability of dignity of man?
This Commission maintains that the information requested by the does not fall within the definition of the “Information” as defined in Section 2 (v) and (xii) of the Act.
The appeal is dismissed.