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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…

Joint Letter to DPIIT on Lack of Transparency in the Public Consultation Process to the E-Commerce Policy

May 14, 2019
On 23 Feb. 2018, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade ("DPIIT") released the 'Draft National E-Commerce Policy' ("the Draft Policy") which addressed a wide range of issues,…

Google v. Visakha: Final Arguments

May 02, 2019
In 2009, Visakha Industries, a construction company involved in the manufacturing of asbestos cement sheets, filed a criminal defamation case against Ban Asbestos Network India (BANI), its…

Our executive Director meeting with AC3

Apr 30, 2019
SFLC.in's Executive Director Sundar Krishnan and Ex-executive Director Biju K. Nair have met students and volunteers from Ambedkar Community Computing Center (AC3) on April 26th 2019.  

Roundtable on 'Policy Enabling - Information Technology in Healthcare'

Apr 25, 2019
We are organising an invite-only round table discussion on 'Policy Enabling - Information Technology in Healthcare' in Bangalore on 27 April 2019 in association with IIM Bangalore and Facebook. To…

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.

Our Comments to DPIIT on the Draft National E-commerce Policy

Apr 01, 2019
On 23rd February, 2019, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (“the DPIIT”) released the Draft National E-Commerce Policy (“the Draft Policy”) with the objective to help…

Round table discussion on draft national e-commerce policy - March 28, Bangalore

Mar 25, 2019
On 23rd February, 2019, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (“DPIIT”) released the Draft National e-Commerce Policy (“the Draft Policy”), requesting interested stakeholders to…