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Any regulation of online speech in India must safeguard the rights to free speech and privacy

May 24, 2019
Unlike the US, free speech in India is not absolute. Our Constitution, while guaranteeing the freedom of speech and expression, places “reasonable restrictions” on this basic human right. Before…

Critical security advisory: WhatsApp vulnerability

May 14, 2019
WhatsApp has reported that a security vulnerability in the app was exploited to install the NSO Pegasus spyware in certain iPhones and Android phones. The spyware can be installed by calling a target…

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A ‘Digital Rights Reform Agenda’ for India - What Have Political Parties Missed Out this Election Season?

Apr 12, 2019
Yesterday, India entered 7-phases of national elections spanning a little over a month. This election season, we bring to you a ‘Digital Rights Reform Agenda’ which is missing from most political…

Blue Paper - Conference on Future of Tech Policy in India

Apr 12, 2019
We organised a Conference on 'Future of Tech Policy in India' on 15 March 2019 in Delhi. Over 150 people participated in the conference. Our report on Intermediary Liability 2.0 - A shifting Paradigm…

Madras High Court Bans Downloading of TikTok

Apr 08, 2019
On April 3, 2019, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court issued an order (the court order is attached below) prohibiting downloading the TikTok mobile app. The bench comprising Justices N…

A Look at Party Manifestos for the 17th Lok Sabha Elections- Will Political Parties Defend Our Digital Freedom?

Apr 04, 2019
The 7-phase, 17th Lok Sabha elections will begin on April 11, 2019 and continue until May 19, 2019.

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