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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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Joint Letter to MeitY Addressing Key Issues with the Draft IL Rules, 2018

Feb 01, 2019
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India ("MeitY"), released the Draft Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules, 2018 on the 24th of December, 2018 ("the Draft… Shortlised for 2019 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards

Jan 28, 2019 has been nominated for 2019 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards. In total, 16 nominees were selected from over 400 crowdsourced nominations. The awards are given in four…

Countering Misinformation: Policies and Solutions, Kochi

Jan 28, 2019 is organizing “Countering Misinformation: Policies and Solutions” a round table discussion to understand the phenomenon of misinformation and disinformation, and discuss solutions to tackle…

Our Counter Comments to TRAI's Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-The-Top (OTT) Communication Services

Jan 26, 2019
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had published a consultation paper on 12 November 2018 for the creation of a regulatory framework for over-the-top (OTT) communication services. OTT…