On Sunday, the White House announced that it was contacting victims of a large-scale ransomware attack centred on a Florida-based information technology firm. Anne Neuberger, the FBI’s senior national security adviser for cyber, said the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber arm “will reach out to identified victims to provide help based on an assessment of national crisis” in a statement.
The reply was issued in response to a petition stating that the microblogging site had failed to designate a resident grievance officer in accordance with the IT Rules 2021. The Centre informed the court that Twitter initially designated an interim Resident Grievance Officer and Nodal Contact Person, but then informed the State that both officers had resigned.
In the meantime, India’s complaints appear to be being handled by Twitter employees in the United States, which the Centre claims is in violation of the IT regulations. “Any non-compliance amounts to a breach of the provisions of the IT Rules 2021 thereby leading to (Twitter Inc) losing its immunity conferred under Section 79(1) of the IT Act, 2001,” the reply reads further.
After the individual hired as an interim arrangement withdrew his candidacy on June 21, Twitter told the court in a response this week that it was in the final stages of choosing a Resident Grievance Officer.