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Legislative Brief on Digital Rights for Budget Session 2023

Our legislative brief on digital rights for the Budget Session 2023 highlights some of the focus areas within the larger issues of digital rights, online content regulation, platform governance and free speech, data protection, etc. that call for extensive deliberation in the Houses of Parliament.
01 February, 2023
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Defending the digital republic: Join IFF’s Board of Trustees at this pivotal moment for digital rights in India

Join IFF’s Board to build the Digital Republic at a crucial moment for digital rights in India. Help us defend the digital republic at a pivotal moment for digital rights in India
26 January, 2023
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MeitY proposes another Amendment to the IT Rules: PIB’s fact-check team will be able to take down “fake” news

MeitY has proposed amendments to the IT Rules, 2021, which may require intermediaries to block access to social media posts and even news stories themselves, if the PIB terms them as “fake” or “false”.
18 January, 2023
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Gamers, have you been Pwned? We send our comments on the proposed amendments to the IT Rules, 2021 in relation to Online gaming

On January 02, 2023, MeitY proposed amendments to the IT Rules, 2021, in relation to online gaming. We sent our detailed comments to MeitY on January 13, 2023, listing our various concerns.
16 January, 2023
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Civil Society’s second opinion on a UHI prescription

Read our response to the consultation paper on Operationalising the Unified Health Interface in India. We collaborated with the Centre for Health Equity, Law & Policy, the Centre for Internet & Society, & the Forum for Medical Ethics Society to submit comments on the paper.
14 January, 2023
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We wrote to the Tamil Nadu government on mandatory submission of Aadhaar: Voicing our fears of exclusion and privacy violation

We have written to the Finance Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Government highlighting our concerns of exclusion and privacy around the notification mandating linkage of Aadhaar to avail benefits under all State government schemes.
11 January, 2023
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Kerala High Court protects the right to access court records

Kerala HC has ruled that 'right to be forgotten' is not absolute and that it is inconsistent with the principle of open courts.
10 January, 2023
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TRAI-caller? We tell TRAI why a central registry is a bad idea.

We submit our comments on TRAI's consultation paper on the ‘Introduction of Calling Name Presentation (CNAP) in Telecommunication Networks’. We emphasise on the need to obtain informed consent from subscribers and the need to use this service responsibly and ethically.
09 January, 2023
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First Read: Draft amendments proposed to the IT Rules, 2021 in relation to online gaming

On January 2, 2023, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology [“MeitY”] proposed further amendments to the IT Rules, 2021 in relation to online gaming [“draft amendments, 2023”]. Read our first read and analysis of the draft amendments here.
03 January, 2023
11 min read

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