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SC orders search engines to form a firewall for internet over sexual related misconducts

Feb 03, 2017 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

The Supreme Court directed Internet search engines like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, besides social media networks Facebook and Whatsapp, to come out with a firewall similar to the one developed in China to automatically prevent uploading of any explicit sexual contents like rape and gangrape on the social medium. A bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Uday Lalit granted three weeks time to the search engines to spell out the mechanism. The bench did not agree with the submissions advanced on be...