Delhi HC issues notice in SnTHosting’s challenge to legality of CERT-In’s Directions

Tl;dr The Delhi HC has issued notice in a petition filed by SnTHostings challenging the legality of Direction No. 20(3)/2022-CERT-In dated April 28, 2022 (‘2022 Directions’) by the The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (‘CERT-In’). SnTHostings provides hosting, Virtual Private Network (‘VPN’) and Virtual Private Server (‘VPS’

SC directs errant States to take remedial measures regarding pending 66A cases

Supreme Court expressed displeasure after several States & High Courts admitted that S.66A was still being enforced in their jurisdiction.

Gauhati HC issues notice in challenge against internet shutdowns but refuses interim relief

Gauhati HC refused to grant interim relief in a petition seeking directions to the Government of Assam to not suspend internet services on 28th August 2022. However, the Government of Assam has assured the Court it will not suspend internet services on 11th September 2022.

Delhi HC dismisses WhatsApp’s appeal to restrain CCI from investigating its Privacy Policy

Delhi HC upheld Competition Regulator's order directing an investigation into WhatsApp's 2021 Privacy Policy. The Court agreed that there was a prima facie reason to investigate the Privacy Policies.

India @ 75 | Digital Rights Ka Amrit Mahotsav?

Where do the rights of Indian internet users stand as the country celebrates 75 years of independence? Read our short analysis and statement on status of digital rights in India.

#Privacyofthepeople: 91 problems but this ain’t one

In light of the recent debate on data of donors of Alt-News, we explain the scope of Section 91 notices, how they may impact your right to privacy and what remedies you have under law. Since IFF uses Razorpay to receive donations, we also explain the steps we are taking to protect donor privacy.

An Indian Code of Conduct is not a solution for “de-platforming”

On June 06, 2022, the MEITY proposed amendments to the IT Rules, 2021 and invited comments on the proposal. We sent our comments on the “Proposed draft amendment to the IT Rules, 2021” and reiterated our demand to recall the IT Rules, 2021.

SnTHostings - a VPN, Seedbox and Root Server provider - urges MeitY to withdraw the unlawful CERT-In direction which will be effective from June 27, 2022

SnTHosting has addressed legal representation to MeitY seeking recall of the CERT-In Directions which mandate them to surveil their users and collect their personal data and make such data available to CERT-In on demand.

MeitY publishes and then withdraws a proposal to amend IT Rules, 2021

On June 2nd, 2022, the MeitY proposed amendments to IT Rules, 2021 to ‘address the gaps identified’ and invited comments on the proposal. Later in the day, it was reported that MeitY had decided to withdraw the proposal and that the proposal may be released again next week.

Rajasthan HC issued notice in a petition by Industry Bodies against repeated internet suspensions in Rajasthan

No state suspends internet services more than Rajasthan. These suspensions violate fundamental rights of the residents of Rajasthan and cause irreparable economic damage.