Updates

Urgent speech law reform needed to protect online freedom in India.

With the formation of the new Government and our best foot forward, we call upon the Central Government to take steps to address the arbitrary arrests of social media users and pursue the reform of speech law in India.
10 June, 2019
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Legal notice to the Delhi Government to immediately halt CCTV installations.

As the Delhi Government begins installation of CCTV cameras, we write to the Chief Minister of concerns with its process and lack of safeguards.
06 June, 2019
3 min read

Net Neutrality enforcement in India needs to find its bearings.

TRAI will release a new round of consultation on the compliance of net neutrality. We continue to restate the need for an enforcement mechanism and transparency and disclosure.
30 May, 2019
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Democracy, first and foremost.

As India looks to the next 5 years of Government, it is important to ensure the protection of individual liberties stands at the forefront.
23 May, 2019
2 min read

Phantom sensations of 66A.

We've been experiencing phantom sensations of 66A over the last week or so. Two very important aspects were involved, a meme and the Supreme Court.
21 May, 2019
3 min read

Venom, venom, venom. BSNL engaging in code injections.

Documents reports of code injections producing advertisments and images by BSNL's has led us to question security and legality of their actions. We write to BSNL to take necessary recourse in addressing the issue.
17 May, 2019
3 min read

Blocking of satirical dowry calculator website prompts us to take action! #WhatTheBlock #SaveTheInternet

The blocking of Dowry Calculator is characteristic of India's outrage driven and opaque website blocking process. We write to MEITY for public disclosure of all website blocking orders and deletion of the confidentiality requirement in the IT Blocking Rules 2009.
15 May, 2019
6 min read

We won’t give up! IFF approaches CIC against MHA’s refusal to disclose surveillance figures.

After the MHA rejected our RTI applications about use of surveillance powers on flimsy grounds, IFF has filed an appeal before the CIC and we are willing to go the distance in this fight for transparency.
14 May, 2019
4 min read

Bringing out the big guns. Justice for Rights appeals.

A Special Leave Petition was filed by the Justice for Rights foundation in the Supreme Court of India against the decision of the Delhi High Court on regulation of content on online viewing platforms.
13 May, 2019
2 min read

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