Statement on the TikTok Ban

We are in the process of conferring with legal counsel and will be taking steps to ensure that the fundamental rights of internet users are considered by the Hon’ble Court. As with all of IFF’s work, subsequent steps and updates will be informed regularly and transparently.

An Appeal: Please, do not jail PUBG users.

As per media reports which surfaced yesterday the Rajkot Police Department has arrested 7 youths for playing the PUBG online video game. Clearly things have spiralled out of control.

We call on MEITY in our counter comments to withdraw the proposed changes to the Intermediary rules. They are unconstitutional and open to legal challenge. #ITRules #SaveOurPrivacy #RightToMeme

The draft Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules, 2018 must be recalled. They are unconstitutional and against the fundamental rights of privacy and free speech of Indians.

Protect your business. Protect your users. #ITRules #SaveOurPrivacy #RightToMeme

We call on tech start-ups to press for a recall of the proposed changes to Intermediary Rules. #ITRules #SaveOurPrivacy #RightToMeme

Digital rights and research organisations are unanimous. Proposed changes to Intermediary Rules must be recalled. #ITRules #SaveOurPrivacy #RightToMeme

Do not let the Government weaken your privacy and censor you online. Take action today. Send them an email.

Need for the Parliamentary Committee on IT to broaden participation and move towards outcomes

Next week the Parliamentary Committee on IT will hold a hearing on, ‘Safeguarding citizens’ data on social/online news media platforms’. It invites Government officials & Twitter. Public participation is necessary on this vital issue.