In 2011 a number of global online companies, among them Google, Facebook, and Yahoo, had criminal and civil complaints filed against them in India for anti-religious and anti-social content on their websites. Critics say this illustrates how out-of-step the laws are with respect to the way information and materials are exchanged online. Concerns have also been raised about censorship and restriction of freedom of expression.
It is important for all Internet service providers operating in India to be aware of the potential for liability with respect to third party content. Under Indian laws, the directors are held liable for the actions of the company.