Legal

Facebook’s Transfer Petition in Madras HC case involving encryption and traceability allowed after Tamil Nadu Government withdraws objections

In today's hearing, the SC allowed Facebook's transfer petition in Antony Clement Rubin v. Union of India after the Tamil Nadu Government withdrew its objections to the transfer.

For the Govt's Eyes Only? Govt opposes disclosure of orders imposing communication shutdown in Kashmir

At today's hearing, the Government cited national security concerns and objected to the Petitioner's and the Intervenors' demand for disclosure of orders issued under the Telecom Suspension Rules.

Action-Packed Hearing in Facebook's Transfer Petition before the Supreme Court

In today's hearing, the Supreme Court emphasized that technical and complex issues such as encryption are best addressed by the executive branch and it directed the Central Government to file an affidavit about the status of the Draft Intermediaries Guidelines Rules.

Foundation for Media Professionals approaches Supreme Court to support journalistic freedom in Kashmir

In today's hearing, the SC wondered if the 40 day long suspension of telecom and internet services in Kashmir was a shutdown or breakdown. It finally directed the Govt. to file its response to the writ petition and intervention applications and urged selective restoration of communication channels.

Kashmiri student based in Bangalore files petition before the Karnataka HC against communication shutdown.

The Petition argues that the communication shutdown violates Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution. The legal basis for the communication shutdown still remains unknown and the interim prayer seeks transparency.

IFF files independent expert's submission before Madras HC on PIL relating to encryption and traceability

IFF has filed an expert submission by Dr. Manoj Prabhakaran (Professor, IIT Bombay) which highlights the risks and long term ineffectiveness of Dr. Kamakoti's proposal to introduce traceability on encrypted platforms.