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Previously under-utilised budgets make us wary of the increased allocation in the 2023-2024 Budget

This blog post includes the analyse of the 2023-24 Budget as well as its comparison with the 2022-2023 budget and revised estimates. While Increased allocations in the 2023-24 Budget is a positive sign, there are some disappointing lows as well.
03 February, 2023
11 min read

Legislative Brief on Digital Rights for Budget Session 2023

Our legislative brief on digital rights for the Budget Session 2023 highlights some of the focus areas within the larger issues of digital rights, online content regulation, platform governance and free speech, data protection, etc. that call for extensive deliberation in the Houses of Parliament.
01 February, 2023
4 min read

Winter Session 2022: Parliament in Review

The Winter session of Parliament was held from December 07, 2022 to December 23, 2022. Parliament adjourned sine die four working days ahead of schedule, having sat for 13 working days. Read more about our review of the Winter session.
24 December, 2022
6 min read

Legislative Brief on Digital Rights for Winter Session 2022

Our legislative brief on digital rights for the Winter Session 2022 highlights some of the focus areas within the larger issues of digital rights, surveillance, platform governance and free speech, data protection, and other concerns that call for extensive deliberation in the Houses of Parliament.
01 December, 2022
4 min read

New standing committee, long-standing problems

After the recent reconstitution of the Standing Committee on Communications and Information Technology, we have written to the Hon’ble Chairperson highlighting some issues that require the Standing Committee’s urgent attention.
18 October, 2022
4 min read

Monsoon Session 2022: A Digital Rights Review

The Monsoon session of Parliament was held from July 18, 2022 to August 8, 2022. Parliament adjourned sine die two working days ahead of schedule, having sat for 16 days. This post aims to assess how the Parliament fared with respect to digital rights.
17 August, 2022
8 min read

Legislative Brief on Digital Rights for Monsoon Session 2022

In our brief, we highlight some of the focus areas within the larger issues of digital rights, data governance, increased digitalisation in the absence of robust rights-based policies, and other concerns that call for extensive deliberation in the Houses of Parliament.
19 July, 2022
3 min read

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.
11 April, 2022
14 min read

Winter Session 2021: A Digital Rights Review

The Winter session saw frequent disruptions. However, with the JPC reports being tabled, the Parliament proved to be crucial for digital rights.
25 December, 2021
8 min read

Dissent is democratic: Looking at the dissent notes in the report of the JPC #SaveOurPrivacy

In the final report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, 8 Members of Parliament have filed dissent notes against the final recommendations. In this post, we look at what the MPs are saying and explain the various amendments proposed by them.
23 December, 2021
6 min read

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