Policy

Say no to overregulation of digital news media

In its current form, the RPP Bill is plagued by definitional confusion and lack of a clearly stated purpose. We urge the government to start from a clean slate by publishing a whitepaper and conducting public consultation.

Here comes the Bill, all dressed in Nil #SaveOurPrivacy

As the Data Protection Bill has made its appearance, we list out existing and new additions to our concerns with the Bill.

We must prevent cloud cartels.

The TRAI invited comments on a consultation paper that suggested a framework for the registration of industry bodies for cloud services. We make our submission with concerns of jurisdiction, cartelisation and self-regulation.

IFF submits comments to the Standing Committee on Science & Tech highlighting worries with the DNA Bill, 2019.

The DNA Bill has been re-introduced in the Lok Sabha and also referred to the Standing Committee on Science and Technology which has invited comments. We had a lot of comments.

We send counter-comments to the terrible proposals of Telecom Companies in TRAI's #OTTConsultation #SaveTheInternet

In November 2018. The TRAI released a consultation paper on the regulation of OTT services (basically online platforms and services). We submitted comments on 8th January 2019 and our counter comments yesterday night, i.e. January 21, 2019.

Troubleshooting India’s WiFi

A recently-closed consultation paper [http://trai.gov.in/Content/ConDis/20782_0.aspx] by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) explored how public WiFi could bring high-speed Internet to a large number of unconnected Indians. The Internet Freedom Foundation regards this as a very important issue and we have

IFF Comments on the Draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Home Affairs to the Government of India put out a draft bill for comment - the Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016 [http://www.prsindia.org/uploads/media/draft/Draft%20Geospatial%20Bill,%202016.pdf] . As an organisation, one of IFF's core areas is promoting an