public consultation

Our letter to MeitY: Give us a fair chance and hear us out.

We wrote to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s (MeitY) on November 17, 2022, urging them to hold transparent and deliberative public consultations for the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 (DPDPB, 2022) and the draft Digital India Bill.

CIC orders MeitY to respond to IFF's RTI seeking information on Non-Personal Data Governance Framework Policy-Process

In response to our second appeal before it on 29th June, the Central Information Committee ordered the IT Ministry to respond to our RTI seeking information on Non-Personal Data Governance Framework Policy-Process.

Consultation paper on Media Ownership: TRAI-ing to do too much

TRAI released a consultation paper on “Issues relating to Media Ownership” to which we sent comments. We pointed out that regulation of cross media ownership will not necessarily lead to media pluralism, and that the former must not be done at the cost of freedom of speech and expression.

MeitY publishes and then withdraws a proposal to amend IT Rules, 2021

On June 2nd, 2022, the MeitY proposed amendments to IT Rules, 2021 to ‘address the gaps identified’ and invited comments on the proposal. Later in the day, it was reported that MeitY had decided to withdraw the proposal and that the proposal may be released again next week.