Access to Information

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for May 2022

For the month of May 2022, IFF has filed 7 Right to Information (“RTI”) applications and 4 first appeals.

DoT starts publishing court orders for online censorship #WhatTheBlock

We wrote to the DoT to appreciate their proactiveness in publishing the blocking notifications under court orders and urged them to ensure that executive blocking orders are made publicly available.

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for April 2022

For the month of April 2022, IFF has filed 40 RTI requests.

Budget Session 2022: A Digital Rights Review

In the recently concluded Budget Session, we saw several key issues being taken up as part of the budget deliberations in both the Houses. In this post, we take a look at these disruptions and analyse how the Parliament fared with respect to digital rights.

NIXI’s justification for 2 domains per person? National Security

In December 2021, NIXI published an undated notice stating that if any entity wants to register for more than two [dot]in domains, they'll have to seek written permission from the NIXI CEO. In our RTI request, NIXI responded stating that the notice was issued for "national security".

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for November 2021

Since our last report for the month of September, IFF has filed 37 RTI requests and 1 first appeal. Here is an overview of the requests filed and an analysis of the responses we have received from the different public authorities.

Social Science researchers move Delhi High Court to protect LibGen & SciHub

A group of social science researchers have filed an intervention application, with legal support from IFF, highlighting the adverse impact any decision to block LibGen and SciHub will have on them. A Joint Registrar of the Delhi High Court has issued notice.

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for October 2021

Since our last report for the month of September, IFF has filed 49 RTI requests. Here is an overview of the requests filed and an analysis of the responses we have received from the different public authorities.

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for September, 2021

In September, IFF filed IFF has filed 26 RTI requests and 3 First Appeals with various public authorities to uncover vital information on issues of public interest.

MeitY blocks information about Actor Sushant Singh’s account takedown

Twitter unilaterally and arbitrarily suspended the account of Sushant Singh (@sushant_says) twice, i.e. on February 1 and May 26, 2021. We helped him file RTI requests with the Meity, DoT and MHA. Meity invoked the 2009 Blocking Rules and the RTI Act to deny information to Mr. Singh.