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TikTok: Hearing has commenced in Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court #TikTokban #Madurai #tiktokbanindia
Senior Advocate Isaac Mohanlal appearing for TikTok #TikTokban
TikTok filed counter affidavit. Explaining in-built security mechanism. #TikTokban #tiktokbanindia #TikTok @tiktok_us
Bench remarks we don't have a legislation like the US COPPA to protect children in cyberspace. #TikTokban @tiktok_us
TikTok submits - machine moderation will not allow uploading of videos with obscene/nude contents. #TikTokban #tiktokbanindia @tiktok_us
Broke for lunch. Amicus Arvind Datar to make submission at 2:15.
One of the petitioner highlights the need to ban Chinese apps. Owing threat to India. #TikTokban
Amicus Arvind Datar begins. Starts by explaining the concept of Intermediary under the IT Act. #TikTokban #tiktokbanindia #TikTok @tiktok_us
Arvind Datar reads out s.2(1)(w) [definiton of intermediary ] and s. 67 of the IT Act
Explains the scope of exemption under s. 79
Arvind Datar Explains the history of s. 79 if IT Act. Guiding principle was Article 12 of the EU Directive on e-commerce issued on June 8, 2000.
Explaining intermediary rules and interplay between 19(1)(a), 19(2) vis a vis intermediary under s. 79. #TikTokban #tiktokbanindia @tiktok_us
Arvind Datar explaining the scope of blocking for access of information by public rules 2009 #TikTokban
Explains rule 9 of these rules - on blocking of information in cases of emergency #TikTokban #tiktokbanindia
Intermediary must have a grievance officer - amicus Arvind Datar submits #TikTokban #tiktokbanindia
Arvind Datar starts explaining the judgment in Shreya Singhal #TikTokban
Uses judgment of the Delhi High Court in Kent RO Systems- IT Act doesn't obligate the intermediary to screen all information being hosted on its portal. #TikTokban #tiktokbanindia #TikTok @tiktok_us
Arvind Datar submits - online speech / social media speech is covered under Article 19(1)(a) #TikTokban #tiktokbanindia #TikTok @tiktok_us
Highlights Draft Intermediaries rules, 2018 and the draft data protection bill
Amicus Arvind Datar says cannot have a system where something which is statutorily permissible becomes judicially impermissible. Banning is not the solution. Rights of legitimate users must be protected. @tiktok_us #TikTokban #tiktokbanindia #TikTok
Amicus concludes
TikTok continues submission on steps taken after the ban order #TikTokban #tiktokbanindia #TikTok @tiktok_us
Bench makes it clear that they're only worried about crimes against children #TikTokban #tiktokbanindia #TikTok @tiktok_us
Breaking: Madras High Court lifts ban on further downloads #tiktokindia #TikTokban #tiktok @tiktok_us @tiktokmy
Bench of Justices N Kirubakaran and SS Sundar has vacated the interim order @tiktok_us @tiktokmy #TikTokban #tiktokbanindia #TikTok
Breaking: Madras High Court lifts ban on download of TikTok mobile app


@tiktok_us @tiktokmy #TikTokban #tiktokbanindia #TikTok
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