Accountability in the Digital Realm: Examining Internet Intermediary Liability

  • Aarya Deshmukh
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  • Aarya Deshmukh

    Graduated from Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur, India

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In this age of technological growth, the number of internet intermediaries and their user bases has grown exponentially. These entities play an important role in today’s digital world. But, this change in the digital landscape is accompanies by various challenge being faced in relation to internet intermediaries like rampant spread of misinformation and hate speech, instances of intellectual property infringement, and breaches of privacy. The current legal system in India seeks to address these issues by imposing certain obligations on these intermediaries. However, a critical question arises in relation to the sufficiency and efficiency of these regulations to in light of safe harbour principle. This study reveals that the level of liability for intermediaries despite the regulations is relatively low. Although specific conditions are set for obtaining safe harbor, they represent a minimal threshold easily met by intermediaries.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 2742 - 2754


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