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Prateek Waghre

Prateek Waghre

Let there be light: our submissions on the Consumer Affairs Ministry's draft Dark Patterns Guidelines

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs invited comments on their draft guidelines to regulate and penalise dark patterns online. In our submissions, we make a case for establishing clear regulatory jurisdiction, addressing privacy concerns, and continually updating the scope of the guidelines.
10 October, 2023
6 min read

Shooting down (telcos’) bad ideas: We sent our counter comments to TRAI

We sent our counter comments to TRAI on its consultation paper which dealt with the idea of regulating, licensing, and selectively banning online communication services. We re-iterated our opposition to this idea and countered the arguments raised by telcos.
28 September, 2023
5 min read

Shooting down bad ideas: Our response to TRAI’s consultation paper on OTT Regulation and Selective Banning

TRAI released a consultation paper on OTT regulation and selective banning. In our response, we expressed our view against the licensing and registration as well as selective banning of OTT communication services. See the post to read our detailed comments.
30 August, 2023
5 min read

Fact-Checking or Fact-Hiding? Our RTI inquiring about the Karnataka Fact Checking Unit rejected!

Our RTI request with the Bengaluru Police inquiring about the constitution of a fact check unit (FCU) was rejected stating it as ‘completely vague, speculative and questionable’. However, since then the Chief Minister of Karnataka has reportedly approved the setting up of a state-level FCU.
29 August, 2023
7 min read

Monsoon Session 2023: A Digital Rights Review

The Monsoon Session concluded on August 11, 2023 when both Houses adjourned sine die. 25 bills were introduced and several key legislations (Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023) were passed by both Houses. We assess how our Parliament performed from a digital rights perspective.
21 August, 2023
9 min read

Statement: 100 Days of Manipur's Ongoing Illegal Internet Shutdown & Violation of Fundamental Rights

Today, August 11, 2023, marks 100 days of Manipur’s descent into a state-wide internet shutdown.
10 August, 2023
3 min read

DPDPB, 2023 in the Parliament: Dialogue, Drama, and Discord

The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023 (DPDPB, 2023) was passed in both Houses of the Parliament on August 09, after only approximately 2 hours of combined discussion. This post summarises the discussions (or the lack thereof) on the bill in both Houses of the Parliament.
10 August, 2023
13 min read

IFF’s first read of the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023

Read our initial analysis of the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023.
03 August, 2023
9 min read

Internet Freedom Foundation Statement on the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023

Read our statement on the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023.
03 August, 2023
2 min read

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