Software Freedom Law Center, India Team is very excited to announce the special guest column posts on our website https://sflc.in

These guest columns will feature opinions pieces from many eminent personalities who have made significant changes in Legal, Tech and Policy spaces of the Industry and society.

Many of these guest columns would be a series of columns either on the same or different topics from there respective spaces.

We would be publishing these columns after every two weeks.

 

First in this series of guest columns

 

Youth and Privacy: It does matter

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Launching first in the series of special guest columns with the first column from Faisal Farooqui.

Faisal Farooqui is a highly recognized IT entrepreneur who is among the trailblazers of his generation. He was among the lead petitioners who challenged the various sections of the IT Act, which finally resulted in a victory for the entire nation, when the Supreme Court declared 66A as illegal and diluted many other sections. As a result no more arrests for speaking your mind. No more content take down without a court order. 

Faisal is the founder and CEO of MouthShut.com, India’s largest consumer review and recommendation platform, with reviews on lakhs of products

Faisal has addressed and presented at more than 300 national and international conferences and seminars including at IIM Ahmadabad and IIT Mumbai. His work on Internet Technology, Branding, Entrepreneurship, social media and e-commerce has appeared or been profiled in almost all major newspaper and magazines and TV channels in India as well as Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC and Financial Times. He is also internationally recognized for his thoughts on integrating consumer-generated content with mobile and social media. He served on the Internet Task Force of NASSCOM and was an advisor to TIE for India’s new Copyright Act. The British High Commission has included Faisal among the list of top 50 young leaders who’ve demonstrated potential to change the country.

Faisal has a degree in Information Systems and Finance from State University of New York.

He is a self-confessed tech geek, enjoys growing vegetables and loves horse-riding.

Faisal is also a board member for Software Freedom Law Center, India