Foundation for Media Professionals approaches Supreme Court to support journalistic freedom in Kashmir

In today's hearing, the SC wondered if the 40 day long suspension of telecom and internet services in Kashmir was a shutdown or breakdown. It finally directed the Govt. to file its response to the writ petition and intervention applications and urged selective restoration of communication channels.

Kashmiri student based in Bangalore files petition before the Karnataka HC against communication shutdown.

The Petition argues that the communication shutdown violates Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution. The legal basis for the communication shutdown still remains unknown and the interim prayer seeks transparency.

IFF files independent expert's submission before Madras HC on PIL relating to encryption and traceability

IFF has filed an expert submission by Dr. Manoj Prabhakaran (Professor, IIT Bombay) which highlights the risks and long term ineffectiveness of Dr. Kamakoti's proposal to introduce traceability on encrypted platforms.

Why is porn being blocked in India? #WhatTheBlock

RTI response from MeitY reveals that blocking of porn in India is a result of three court orders and ISPs have not been directed to pro-actively block porn websites.

Vanakkam! Updates on the Aadhaar-social media linkage and encryption PIL before the Madras HC

At today's hearing, IFF placed on record its written submissions highlighting how proposed changes to the product design of social media platforms would harm user privacy and lead to over-broad automated censorship.

A Tale of Rogue Pirates, Ashok Kumars and ISPs caught in the middle: RTI data on court ordered website blocking reveals worrying trends #WhatTheBlock

RTI data reveals that 31 court orders in IP infringement cases have led to blocking of thousands of websites. Most of these orders have been passed ex parte and permit blocking of the whole website rather than specific URLs.