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Prateek Waghre

Prateek Waghre

Legislative Brief on Digital Rights for Monsoon Session 2023

In our legislative brief on digital rights for the Monsoon Session 2023, we highlight some of the focus areas with the larger issues of digital rights, data privacy, data protection, censorship and other concerns that call for extensive deliberation in the Houses of Parliament.
18 July, 2023
5 min read

50 Days of Internet Shutdown: Internet Freedom Foundation’s statement on the ongoing digital rights violations amidst Manipur's indefinite internet shutdown

On June 22, 2023 , which marks the 50th day of Manipur's ongoing state-wide internet shutdown, IFF releases its statement on the ongoing digital rights violations amidst Manipur's indefinite internet shutdown.
22 June, 2023
2 min read

Meta - 1, Human Rights & platform accountability - 0.

Meta shareholders voted on Proposal 7 at the Meta Annual General Meeting on May 31. As per the preliminary voting results, Proposal 7 did not garner enough support from the shareholders and thus, the outcome was not in its favour.
06 June, 2023
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Proposal calling for accountability in India at Meta's AGM on May 31, 2023

Meta is set to hold its Annual General Meeting on May 31. Proposal 7 which addresses content regulation in India and the outcome of the votes for Proposal 7 bear significance for the Indian audience. This campaign, jointly launched by Eko, ICWI, and IFF, urges shareholders to vote Yes to Proposal 7.
26 May, 2023
2 min read

MeitY's response to our RTI requests on GAC: delayed, denied, deficient.

MeitY responded to our 1st appeal on the RTI application pertaining to the functional and operational processes of the Grievance Appellate Committees (GAC). This post summarises the Ministry’s response (or the lack thereof) to our 1st appeal, and elaborates on our concerns denied information.
19 May, 2023
7 min read

Mayday Alert: 14 mobile apps banned, no blocking order released. #WhatTheBlock

In May 2023, 14 mobile apps that provided end-to-end encrypted and peer-to-peer messaging services were reportedly banned. Reasoned blocking orders and a pre-decisional hearing were reportedly not provided to these apps. IFF filed a series of RTI applications to seek more information.
10 May, 2023
7 min read

Statement on internet shutdowns in Manipur in response to ongoing violence

Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) calls on the authorities in Manipur to review its decision to suspend mobile internet in the state and to comply with Supreme Court of India’s guidelines on internet shutdowns.
05 May, 2023
2 min read

@PIBFCU, check your inbox, you got mail.

The Press Information Bureau’s (PIB) online Fact Check Unit (FCU) account claimed that an article published by The Wire, and authored by two IFF staffers, is misleading. We wrote to them seeking clarification on these claims.
26 April, 2023
5 min read

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