Updates

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).
31 October, 2022
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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.
28 October, 2022
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How to protect yourself from coercive Aadhaar-Voter ID linking

We provide resources to ensure that citizens can protect themselves from coercive linking of Aadhaar with their Voter ID.
28 October, 2022
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Starting impolite conversations #FoECon 2022

The pandemic took away fundamental means to foster community engagement - it took away a sense of belonging that professionals achieve through personal interactions. For our community in Delhi, we in collaboration with NewsLaundry co-organized the first edition of FoE Con 2022 titled “Impolite” Conversations. When journalists and lawyers talk If we look at several Democracy and Press Freedom Rankings, India presents a shrinking civic space and funding for investigative and critical journalism
28 October, 2022
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Karnataka HC refuses to permit an impacted user to intervene in Twitter’s Petition against censorship orders

Mr Patel approached the Court to highlight the concerns of users who are not heard by MeitY before their accounts on Twitter are censored.
27 October, 2022
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Return to Sender : IFF's submission to the draft Telecom Bill, 2022

The draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022 was released for public consultation on September 21, 2022. We publish a public brief, which forms a part of our consultation response, where we identify and analyse specific issues with the Telecom Bill, 2022 and call for its recall.
27 October, 2022
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SC issues notice in Foundation for Media Professional’s petition seeking regulation of police’s power to search & seize electronic devices

Supreme Court has directed Union Government to respond and tagged the Petition, with an existing challenge.
18 October, 2022
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New standing committee, long-standing problems

After the recent reconstitution of the Standing Committee on Communications and Information Technology, we have written to the Hon’ble Chairperson highlighting some issues that require the Standing Committee’s urgent attention.
18 October, 2022
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Supreme Court agrees to hear a challenge against internet shutdown orders in J&K, in a petition by the Private School Association of J&K

Private School Association of J&K approached the Supreme Court because the restrictions on internet services prevent students from exercising their right to education. Mr. Shadan Farasat appeared on behalf of the Association.
17 October, 2022
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Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for September 2022

For the month of September 2022, IFF has filed 09 RTI applications, 02 first appeals and appeared in 02 second appeals hearings before the Central Information Commission.
14 October, 2022
4 min read

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