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TRAI Consultation on OTT Regulation - Follow-up Submission on Surveillance Reform

Jun 13, 2019
On 20 May 2019, during TRAI’s 'Open House Discussion' in Delhi on OTT communication services, certain arguments were raised regarding national security concerns surrounding encrypted communication…

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…

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BSNL says it can block whole websites only, not web-pages

May 12, 2015
This follows from our previous blog about DEITY's revelations on website blocking. SFLC.in had requested the following information from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) under the Right to…

Democracy Speaks! It's Hamara Internet and we don't want that to change!

Apr 23, 2015
With just about a day left before the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) closes comments on its "Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-Top (OTT) Services", the public…

DEITY says 2341 URLs were blocked in 2014; refuses to reveal more

Apr 03, 2015
On March 9, 2015, SFLC.in requested the following information from the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) under the Right to Information Act, 2005: Number of URL-blocking…

"India's Surveillance State" - Our Report On Communications Surveillance in India

Sep 03, 2014
The report delves into communications surveillance in India and takes an in-depth look at various aspects of India's surveillance machinery, including enabling provisions of law, service provider…