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Factcheck! The IT Rules 2021 FAQ

MEITY has published Frequently Asked Questions to ‘bring clarity’ to IT Rules, 21. We separate the Facts from the Claims made in the FAQ document.
02 November, 2021
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[Revealed] Udaipur Internet Shutdown Orders: Cut, Copy, Paste!

We filed Right to Information applications to determine the extent of compliance with directions in Anuradha Bhasin. We found that the office of the Udaipur Divisional Commissioner has issued 26 internet shutdown orders, most of which are similar!
01 November, 2021
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118 days since… still no justice for those targeted by the “Sulli Deals” incident.

We wrote to the Delhi Police asking them to expeditiously investigate the 'Sulli Deals' incident to provide closure and support to those targeted.
30 October, 2021
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IFF assisted in sending a legal notice to the Hyderabad Police Commissioner regarding search of mobile phones for keywords such as ‘ganja’

We assisted in drafting a legal notice to the Hyderabad Police, when we learned that it is stopping random passers-by on the roads, and going through their phones. News videos clearly showed police personnel asking people to unlock their phones and hand it over to police officials.
29 October, 2021
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#6 Cybersec Charcha: What comes after Breach Pe Breach?

Data breaches are now becoming increasingly common. In a scenario like this, it becomes really important to learn not only how you can protect yourself, but also the measures you can take if your data is leaked in a data breach.
29 October, 2021
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Explained: RBI's Account Aggregator Framework

The RBI’s Account Aggregator framework went live on 2nd September this year. The government has claimed that the framework will have a transformative impact on the financial ecosystem. In this explainer, we take a look at what this framework really is and highlight certain issues that may arise.
28 October, 2021
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SC appoints a committee to examine the use of Pegasus Spyware in India

Supreme Court has appointed a committee of technical experts overseen by Justice R. V. Raveendran, to examine the use of Pegasus Spyware on Indian Citizens.
27 October, 2021
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Your mom was right: Facebook is bad for you!

In light of the recent whistleblower revelations against Facebook, which allege that Facebook is well aware of the harms it causes but chooses to prioritise profit, we wrote to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT asking them to initiate an inquiry.
27 October, 2021
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#SocialMediaComplianceWatch: analysis of Social Media Compliance Reports of August, 2021

Google (including YouTube), Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter have released their reports in compliance with Rule 4(1)(d) of the IT Rules 2021 for the month of August.
25 October, 2021
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Facebook exposé signals the need for India to update its social media regulations

In light of the recent facebook disclosures, we wrote to MEITY about any forthcoming updates to the Information Technology Act, 2000. We pointed out several inadequacies and lacunae in the Act, and asked the Ministry to publish a full consultation timeline over any proposed amendments.
22 October, 2021
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