Online Regulation Policy

Document type

Policy designed to “bring about a comprehensive and fundamental transformation for online content regulation in the country”, “ensure that children are protected from exposure to disturbing and harmful content” and “ensure that classification and compliance monitoring focuses on media content, rather than on platforms or delivery technologies". It establishes a special regime for the classification of user-generated content which can be activated on its own accord or on the basis of complaints by third parties. To enforce the regime, the Policy establishes that the Film and Publications Board may approach media platforms including internet service providers to take down existing content, request content classification or access restriction, order a particular classification or institute criminal charges. 

The Policy states that “Internet intermediaries, including application service providers, host providers and internet access providers will bear the responsibility of putting in place content filtering systems to ensure that illegal content or content which may be harmful to children is not uploaded in their services.”

Topic, claim, or defense
Child Protection (Includes Child Pornography)
Obscenity or Morality
Document type
Issuing entity
Executive Branch
Type of service provider
General or Non-Specified
Issues addressed
Trigger for OSP obligations
OSP obligation considered
Block or Remove
Monitor or Filter
Type of liability
Type of law
General intermediary liability model
Takedown/Act Upon Knowledge (Includes Notice and Takedown)
Takedown/Act Upon Administrative Request