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Govt forms 3 panels to address plaints against social media companies

The Centre has notified three grievances appellate committees that will address users' complaints against social media and other internet-based platforms.

According to a notification issued on Friday, each of the three GACs (grievances appellate committees) will have a chairperson, two whole-time members from different government entities and retired senior executives from the industry for a term of three years from the date of assumption of office.

The first panel will be chaired by the chief executive officer of the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre under the home ministry. Retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Ashutosh Shukla and Punjab National Bank's (PNB) former chief general manager and chief information officer Sunil Soni have been appointed as whole-time members of the panel.

The second panel will be chaired by the joint secretary in charge of the policy & administration division in the ministry of information and broadcasting. Indian Navy's retired Commodore Sunil Kumar Gupta and Kavindra Sharma, former vice-president (consulting), L&T Infotech, have been appointed as the whole-time members of this panel.


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