Updates

Major changes to Indian criminal law are underway! How can we use this process to defend and advance digital rights? #RightToMeme

The Ministry of Home Affairs has established a Committee to recommend changes to Indian criminal law within six months. We must ensure the Committee's recommendations do not lead to arbitrary prosecution of internet users or have a chilling effect on online speech.
07 August, 2020
7 min read

We urge the Maharashtra Government to formulate objective standards to protect social media users from bullying! #RighttoMeme

We wrote to the Hon’ble Chief Minister and Home Minister of the Government of Maharashtra worried by a series of criminal prosecutions against social media users which created a chilling effect on their right to freedom of speech and expression.
06 August, 2020
4 min read

Statement and a Call to Action to the Standing Committee on IT on the One Year Anniversary of Internet Restrictions in J&K #KeepUsOnline

No citizen of a 21st century democracy should have to live in digital darkness for over a year. Read IFF's statement and call to action to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT on the anniversary of the communication shutdown imposed in Jammu & Kashmir on 05 August 2019.
05 August, 2020
4 min read

Avoiding app bans with a nuanced policy approach #WhatTheBlock

The Government is looking to strengthen its stance on banning mobile apps. It is planning to come out with guidelines, flouting which any app can be banned. We feel that such wide scale banning operations undermine your digital rights. So, we wrote to them urging them to rethink the move.
04 August, 2020
4 min read

Explainer: Law enforcement access to personal electronic devices #SaveOurPrivacy

This explainer is to help the reader navigate a situation where the police seize and intend to/or demand access to your personal electronic device (PED) such as a mobile phone, laptop, tablet, etc.
03 August, 2020
5 min read

Over 130 individuals and organizations oppose mandatory use of Aarogya Setu in Delhi district courts #SaveOurPrivacy

The representation highlights that making Aarogya Setu a pre-condition to access judicial establishments is likely to create barriers to justice, compromise the privacy of lawyers and their clients, and lacks any basis in law.
30 July, 2020
5 min read

FMP files rejoinder before SC about Jammu & Kashmir 4G mobile internet ban #KeepUsOnline

During today's hearing before the Supreme Court, the Solicitor General sought an adjournment to go through FMP's rejoinder which challenges secrecy in the functioning of the Special Committee.
28 July, 2020
4 min read

The fight for fast and affordable internet in Andaman & Nicobar Islands continues... #4GforAll #InternetinAndaman

We wrote to Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, the Honourable Member of Parliament for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands stating our concerns and urging him to escalate the matter with PMO and MeitY.
27 July, 2020
2 min read

Fridays For Future India resists illegal website blocking #WhatTheBlock

Fridays for Future has written to the Delhi Police objecting to the blocking of its website for encouraging public participation in the consultation process for Draft EIA Notification 2020.
23 July, 2020
4 min read

Survey about use of Aarogya Setu for air travel #SaveOurPrivacy

Take this survey about use of Aarogya Setu for air travel so we can identify the scale of the problem and take appropriate remedial measures.
22 July, 2020
2 min read

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