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Koo App Meets New Intermediary Guideline Requirements before schedule

Koo is pleased to announce that it has met the compliance requirements of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (Rules) ahead of the prescribed date of May 25, 2021. Koo now has close to 6 MN downloads and makes it a major social media intermediary.

Koo’s Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and Community Guidelines reflect the requirements of the Rules as applicable to significant social media intermediaries. In addition, Koo has implemented a due diligence and grievance redressal mechanism supported by an Indian resident Chief Compliance Officer, Nodal Officer and Grievance Officer.

Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-Founder and CEO of Koo said, “As a company which is building an India-first product, user safety and convenience is of utmost importance and we deeply care about it. Complying with the new social media guidelines published by the Government of India within time clearly shows why it's important to have Indian social media players thriving in the country.”

Mayank Bidawatka, Co-Founder of Koo said, “Given that we had 3 months to comply with the new guidelines, we interviewed candidates and finally identified experienced colleagues from within the team. They are already familiar with the systems we have in place and will be the best people to further build on top of it.”

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeITY) had announced its draft Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, for social media platforms on Feb 25, 2021.

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