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Tejasi Panjiar

Tejasi Panjiar

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

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

Digital India Bill: Questions unanswered…

This post is meant for dissecting the meetings held by the MeitY on and the official discourse around the upcoming Digital India Bill. In addition to the statements made by the Minister of State, we are also going to be relying on the presentation shared in both meetings to conduct our analysis.
28 July, 2023
12 min read

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

An Unfair Argument i.e. “Fair Share”: Decoding Telcos' Demand for OTT Regulation, and Unravelling Implications on Net Neutrality, User Costs, and Fairness.

We analyse the increasing demands for regulation of OTT services by TSPs and also break down the TSP's rationale for demanding their "fair share" of the stolen profits from OTT services. Lastly, we explore policy implications of such paternalistic regulation of OTT services.
12 June, 2023
6 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
5 min read

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

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