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Updates

Need for urgent steps on a fresh petition for censorship of Online Video Streaming websites.

In yet another PIL filed in the Karnataka High Court, a plea has been placed for the regulation of online viewing content. We write to MEITY and MIB to maintain their positive stance.
07 March, 2019
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Too many cooks won't spoil this broth. Need for larger participation by the Parliamentary Committee on IT.

As the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology widens the ambit of its hearings to other online platforms, we ask them to ensure the inclusion of civil society organisations, academics and experts. We also raise some questions regarding the criteria and scope of these hearings.
25 February, 2019
3 min read

Thanks to the Delhi High Court for letting us Netflix and chill!

The Delhi High Court dismissed a PIL asking for TV style censorship on online video streaming services such as netflix, hotstar and amazon prime. We call for further steps by Government to extend this victory!
20 February, 2019
4 min read

Section 66A bites ‘zombie’ dust. SC issues fresh directions. #RightToMeme #Section66A

Yesterday, February 15, 2019, a series of directions were issued by the Court to not only close existing Section 66A cases but also prevent fresh registrations. This is a tremendous victory against the dead Section 66A.
16 February, 2019
4 min read

We call on MEITY in our counter comments to withdraw the proposed changes to the Intermediary rules. They are unconstitutional and open to legal challenge. #ITRules #SaveOurPrivacy #RightToMeme

The draft Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules, 2018 must be recalled. They are unconstitutional and against the fundamental rights of privacy and free speech of Indians.
16 February, 2019
3 min read

Protect your business. Protect your users. #ITRules #SaveOurPrivacy #RightToMeme

We call on tech start-ups to press for a recall of the proposed changes to Intermediary Rules. #ITRules #SaveOurPrivacy #RightToMeme
12 February, 2019
3 min read

Digital rights and research organisations are unanimous. Proposed changes to Intermediary Rules must be recalled. #ITRules #SaveOurPrivacy #RightToMeme

Do not let the Government weaken your privacy and censor you online. Take action today. Send them an email.
11 February, 2019
3 min read

Celebrating the three year anniversary of TRAI's Net Neutrality Order with action #SaveTheInternet

As we celebrate the three year anniversary of TRAI’s Zero Rating Order we must focus on enforcement and penalties for all forms of net neutrality violations.
08 February, 2019
3 min read

Need for the Parliamentary Committee on IT to broaden participation and move towards outcomes

Next week the Parliamentary Committee on IT will hold a hearing on, ‘Safeguarding citizens’ data on social/online news media platforms’. It invites Government officials & Twitter. Public participation is necessary on this vital issue.
07 February, 2019
3 min read

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Campaigns & Projects

The Digital Patrakar Defence Clinic provides pro bono legal assistance to all journalists in India who face legal threats related to their reporting.

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IFF’s Project Panoptic aims to bring transparency and accountability to the relevant government stakeholders involved in the deployment and implementation of facial recognition technology (FRT) projects in India.

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#SaveOurPrivacy is an online collective launched in May, 2018 to safeguard your privacy and ensure a citizen centric data protection law.

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The ‘Zombie Tracker’ is a platform which monitors cases which include a charge under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act 2000 which was deemed unconstitutional by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Shreya Singhal v Union of India.

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