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Radhika Roy

Radhika Roy

Statement: Reportedly, IT Ministry looks to block Proton Mail on request of Tamil Nadu

Reportedly, the E2EE email service Proton Mail has received communication from MeitY regarding a potential block under S.69-A IT Act, at the request of the TN police over a hoax bomb threat sent to private schools in Chennai. 
15 February, 2024
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Statement: In response to a takedown order by MIB, The Caravan has taken down its article pertaining to killings by the Army stationed in Jammu & Kashmir

In response to a takedown order by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting under Section 69A of the IT Act and the IT Rules, 2021, The Caravan has taken down its article pertaining to killings by the Army stationed in Jammu & Kashmir. 
14 February, 2024
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Statement: The ongoing internet shutdowns in the states of Haryana & Rajasthan, & online censorship in response to Farmers Protest

The ongoing internet shutdowns in the states of Haryana & Rajasthan, & online censorship in response to Farmers Protest 2024 have an adverse impact on our right to free speech & right to protest. 
13 February, 2024
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Review Committee Orders On Internet Shutdowns Should be Published, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India has taken the prima facie view that while deliberations may not necessarily be published, findings of the Review Committee pertaining to internet suspension must be published.
01 February, 2024
4 min read

Bombay HC Delivers Split Verdict in Challenge to IT (Amendment) Rules 2023

With Justice Gautam S. Patel ruling in favour of the Petitioners, and Justice Neela Gokhale against, the Bombay High Court has delivered a split verdict in a batch of petitions challenging IT (Amendment) Rules, 2023
31 January, 2024
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2023 Year in Review: Legal Initiatives Propel Progress in Digital Rights

IFF’s Litigation Team has been working tirelessly to address important digital rights issues, such as internet shutdowns, mandatory imposition of Aarogya Setu, illegal website blocking, search and seizure of digital devices, unlawful surveillance and spying, and use of facial recognition technology.
29 December, 2023
10 min read

Reforming (or deforming?) the criminal justice system: A digital rights overview of the three new criminal law Bills

The Parliament has passed three new bills that overhaul our criminal justice system: Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita, Bharatiya Sakshya (Second) Bill, and Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha (Second) Sanhita. We look at how they affect digital rights and freedoms.
23 December, 2023
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Union Government assures the SC that Procedure in CBI Manual will be followed in Search and Seizure of Digital Devices before Guidelines are formalised

On December 14, 2023, the Union Government assured the court that Union agencies will duly follow the procedures laid down in the 2020 CBI (Crime) Manual on Digital Evidence till final guidelines on search and seizure of digital devices were formalised.
18 December, 2023
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Supreme Court directs Union Govt. to contemplate laying down guidelines on Search and Seizure of Digital Devices

In October 2022, the Foundation for Media Professionals (“FMP”) filed a petition with the Supreme Court, requesting the establishment of regulations concerning law enforcement's authority to search or confiscate electronic devices.
07 November, 2023
5 min read

Manipur Govt's order penalising sharing of any videos/images depicting “violent activities”: We wrote to the Home Commissioner with our concerns.

The Manipur Home Department notified Order No. H-3608/2/2023-HD-HD  on October 11, 2023 (“the Order”), which restrains the sharing of videos/images depicting acts of violence in Manipur.
19 October, 2023
4 min read

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