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SC directs States, UTs and High Courts to reply to PUCL’s Application

PUCL's application seeks direction to ensure that authorities do not continue to prosecute individuals under S.66A of the IT Act, 2000. Supreme Court heard PUCL's application and sought responses from all State's, UT's and High Court's.

Spooked by the Zombie? Ministry of Home Affairs issues notification directing all S.66A cases to stop

Prompted by our application, the Ministry of Home Affairs, on July 14, 2021 issued a notification directing all law enforcement authorities to stop registering new cases under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and to immediately withdraw all pending cases.

PUCL approaches Supreme Court seeking directions against continued prosecutions under the unconstitutional Section 66A

Supreme Court issues notice in PUCL's application seeking directions against continued enforcement of Section 66A. IFF provided legal assistance to PUCL.

We write to the Supreme Court e-Committee with CDL to improve the eCourts platform

We write to Supreme Court e-Committee highlighting the difficulties we faced on eCourt platform while building the Zombie Tracker. We have also provided our recommendations which seek to enable others to conduct data-driven research of judicial trends.

Buffering Justice : A call for greater participation in the Draft Vision Document for Judicial Digitisation

E-Committee has released the draft vision document of e-Courts Project Phase III. We encourage you to submit your comments on [email protected] In this post, we have provided our inputs on the document.

Kerala's Proposed Amendment to curb online abuse is eerie in its similarity to the unconstitutional S.66A

Read IFF's representation to the Government of Kerala highlighting the similarities between their proposed amendment to the Kerala Police Act and the unconstitutional S.66A of the IT Act, 2000.

Update on IFF’s Zombie Tracker

IFF, in collaboration with CivicDataLab, is building a “Zombie Tracker” to track cases under S. 66A, Information Technology Act, at the district level. S.66A of the IT Act is termed as a legal zombie since, even though it was declared unconstitutional in 2015, its use is ongoing.

66A Zombies continue to menace Free Speech on the Internet #ZombieTracker

Despite repeated directions by the Supreme Court, that all pending cases under S. 66A of the Information Technology Act be closed and also that no fresh charges may be registered, the provision continues to be invoked across the country.

Marking the 5 year anniversary of the Shreya Singhal Judgement #FreeToMeme

5 years ago a division bench of the Supreme Court composed of Justices Chalameshwar and Nariman laid down an important foundation for internet freedom that is today under threat.

IFF writes to the Delhi Committee for Peace and Harmony on their social media crackdown #FreeToMeme

The Delhi Government constituted a Committee for Peace and Harmony to investigate hateful content and fake news over social media. As it stands it will enable over censorship and chilling effect. IFF has written a letter to the Committee’s chairperson along with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.