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Social media giants have released the second round of 'Compliance Reports'. We’ve analysed the data.

We analyse the transparency reports submitted by Google, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter in compliance with Rule 4(1)(d) of the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.

Delhi HC issues notice to govt in petition challenging denial of RTI regarding Aarogya Setu #SaveOurPrivacy

Today, the Delhi HC issued notice to the CPIOs of DeitY, MeitY, NeGD and NIC in a petition filed by RTI activist, Saurav Das, challenging denial of information relating to the creation of the Aarogya Setu app.

Indian Kanoon defends the right to provide access to court records

In response to a petition filed before the Kerala HC, Indian Kanoon has clarified that a right to be forgotten cannot be judicially created without a statutory basis and explained that court records are public documents whose reproduction cannot be prohibited by citing the right to privacy.

Indian Journalists Union defends media's right to report on MeToo allegations

In the latest hearing in Subodh Gupta's defamation suit, IJU emphasized that news reports cannot be de-indexed without providing the journalists a hearing and argued there was a distinction between merely republishing defamatory allegations and reporting on them.

Delhi HC issues notice to the government for blocking satirical Dowry Calculator website

On Tuesday, the Delhi High Court issued notice to MeitY, DoT and Ministry of WCD for blocking the satirical Dowry Calculator website without complying with the provisions of Section 69A of the IT Act and the Blocking Rules made thereunder.

Recap Part II: Kashmir Communication Shutdown and Movement Restrictions Cases

Part II of the Recap summarizes arguments made by the petitioners and the government about the constitutional validity of the communication shutdown and movement restrictions in Kashmir under Articles 19 and 21 of the Constitution.

Government says judicial review of severity of the restrictions in Kashmir during August is an “academic exercise”

In yesterday's hearing, the Solicitor General argued that the telecom shutdown was necessary because digital platforms could be used for mobilisation by terrorists and separatists.

Journalistic bodies oppose communication and movement restrictions in Kashmir before the Supreme Court

In today's hearing, Mr. Huzefa Ahmadi and Mr. Dushyant Dave advanced arguments on behalf of the Indian Journalists Union and Foundation for Media Professionals respectively.

Delhi HC directs Subodh Gupta to respond to impleadment application filed by Indian Journalists Union and allows Scene and Herd to contest anonymously (for now)

The Delhi HC has issued notice in the impleadment application filed by the Indian Journalists Union in Subodh Gupta's defamation suit and directed the Plaintiff to respond to concerns about overbroad censorship of news reports which adhere to professional journalistic standards of reporting.

A cellphone signal at the end of the tunnel? SC may finally hear substantive challenges to telecommunications shutdown in Kashmir around November

In Kashmir Communication Shutdown and Press Freedom Case, the Govt has argued that the restrictions are necessary because of terrorism and declined to provide any specific information to the Petitioner.