New Delhi: The Supreme Courtroom will not use WhatsApp teams to share video convention hyperlinks for court docket hearings, the highest court docket registry stated on Saturday.
In a round, the registry stated that as a substitute of WhatsApp, the hyperlinks for digital court docket hearings within the prime court docket will probably be shared on registered e mail ids and registered cell numbers of the involved advocates-on-record and party-in-person.
The step was taken within the wake of the newly notified Data Expertise (Tips for intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Guidelines, 2021 (IT Guidelines, 2021).
“It’s notified for the knowledge of the Advocates-on-Document /Occasion-in-Individuals that the creation of teams in WhatsApp for sharing of VC hyperlinks for listening to of their issues is restricted/barred as a consequence of new pointers or rules issued by authorities of India pertaining to social media Apps and OTT platforms, it stated.
It stated the VC hyperlinks shall be shared “w.e.f. March 1, 2021 by means of registered e mail ids in addition to by SMS on registered cell numbers of the Ld. Advocates-on-Document / Occasion-in-Individuals”.
The federal government on Thursday introduced sweeping rules for social media companies like Fb and Twitter in addition to OTT gamers.
The rules additionally make it obligatory for platforms similar to Twitter and WhatsApp to establish the originator of a message that authorities think about to be anti-national and towards the safety and sovereignty of the nation.