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Radhika Roy

Radhika Roy

Delhi Police is Collecting Data from Persons in Delhi Hailing from NE States, Ladakh & Darjeeling. We wrote to the Delhi Police Commissioner Raising Our Concerns.

Delhi Police has reportedly initiated a data collection exercise, through which they have asked Delhi residents from the Northeastern states, Darjeeling and Ladakh to provide their personal information through a Google Form.
14 August, 2023
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IFF writes to the Chief Secretary of Haryana about the ongoing internet shutdown

Home Department of the Haryana Government on July 31, 2023 ordered the suspension of mobile internet services, SMS and dongle services in certain districts in the State of Haryana.
02 August, 2023
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Updates from the Bombay HC on the Petition Challenging the IT Amendment Rules, 2023

In June 2023, the Bombay High Court had directed for all the petitions to be listed on July 6 and 7, 2023, for final hearing. With the Petitioners having concluded their arguments, the matter will now be heard on August 31 & September 1, 2023. The Union of India will be making submissions.
21 July, 2023
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Karnataka High Court Finds MeitY’s Blocking Orders Compatible with IT Act, Exemplary Costs for Non-Compliance Imposed on Twitter

On June 30, 2023, the Karnataka High Court in X Corp. v. Union of India, while dismissing Twitter Inc.’s challenge to the Blocking Orders issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s (“MeitY”) under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“IT Act”),
01 July, 2023
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Manipur Internet Shutdown: Developments before the Manipur High Court

Note: This post will be updated as and when new developments occur in the petitions before the Manipur HC
30 June, 2023
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Continuing Impolite Conversations at Foe Con 2023

After all the overwhelming love that we received at FoE Con 2022, IFF in collaboration with NewsLaundry returned with a bigger and better second edition of FoE Con this year.
30 May, 2023
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Defamation Suit involving BBC documentary to be heard by Rohini District Court

On 26.05.2023, Rohini District Court (‘Rohini Court’) will be considering whether it has the jurisdiction to hear a defamation suit relating to the contentious two-part BBC documentary titled, “India: The Modi Question”.
25 May, 2023
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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
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