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  • [RTI] 23030 websites/URLs currently blocked in India October 09, 2017 According to the Cyber Laws and E-Security Group under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Group (MeitY), as many as 23,030 websites /URLs are currently blocked in India. This information was received as a reply…
  • [RTI] Darjeeling Internet Ban: 3 months and counting September 18, 2017 The ongoing Internet shutdown in Darjeeling, West Bengal completes 3 months today. This day, three months earlier, mobile Internet was shutdown in the city due to the ongoing agitation for a separate Gorkhaland. Two days…
  • 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 Information Act, 2005: Number of URL blocking…
  • DEITY says 2341 URLs were blocked in 2014; refuses to reveal more April 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 orders issued by DEITY in 2012, 2013…
  • CCA RTI reply hides more than what it reveals October 31, 2014 One of the several provisions that gives the government lawful access to data is Section 28 of the Information Technology Act 2000. This section provides that while investigating a case of contravention of any provision…