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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.

We write to the Criminal Law Reform Committee which could make it even easier for TV anchors to read your texts #SaveOurPrivacy

Our submission reiterates demands to disband the Committee and we have also provided substantive inputs on various issues at the intersection of criminal law and digital rights.

Don't swipe next! We write to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for sustained hearings and an international human rights audit of Facebook India

There has been an alarming press report published in the Wall Street Journal on August 14, 2020 titled, “Facebook’s Hate-Speech Rules Collide with Indian Politics”. It merits urgent intervention and investigation into human rights breaches by Facebook India.

NIFT's Social Media Policy, 2020 violates the Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression

We wrote to the Director General of NIFT as well as the Ministry of Textiles asking them to recall the policy which hampers the right to freedom of speech and expression of the students.

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.

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.