Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for October 2022

For the month of October 2022, IFF has filed 03 Right to Information (“RTI”) applications, 01 first appeal.

A public brief on the IT Amendment Rules, 2022 a.k.a ‘how the government is trying to moderate online speech’

MeitY notified the amendments to the IT Rules, 2021 on October 28, 2022. In light of the concerns raised by the notified amendments around the freedom of speech and expression of users, we are publishing our Public Brief on the IT Amendment Rules, 2022.

A round-up of WhatsApp’s failed attempts to block the Competition Commission’s investigation

In October 2021, IFF submitted expert information in the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) suo moto investigation into potential anti-competitive practices of WhatsApp Inc. (‘WhatsApp).

IFF's Statement on the notified IT Rules Amendment, 2022

IFF's statement on the notified IT Rules Amendment, 2022. We urge for thoughtful consideration by MeitY to formulate a rights-respecting approach towards platform regulation. A step in that direction would be to withdraw IT Rules, 2021 in its entirety.