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Supreme Court Issues Notice to the Centre for Continued use of Section 66A of the IT Act, 2000

Jan 08, 2019
  Yesterday, The Supreme Court of India issued notice to the Central Government for the continued use of Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 ("the IT Act"), despite the provision…

FAQ on Draft Amendment of Intermediary Guidelines Rules in India

Jan 08, 2019
The Central Government notified the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 in April, 2011. A draft amendment of these Rules has been issued by the Ministry of Electronics and…

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

Jan 08, 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…

Over 14000 Websites Blocked By MEITY

Jan 07, 2019
There has been considerable spike in the number of websites/URLs being blocked from public access. Concerns on internet censorship cover inadequate safeguards, disproportionate blocking and ambiguous…

The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Jan 02, 2019
  Today, the Central Government introduced, The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 in the Lok Sabha. The Bill seeks to amend the Aadhaar Act, 2016 to comply with the conditions as set out…

From the archives- Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co Patent Dispute

Dec 28, 2018
ROTTEN APPLE SUES JUICY PEAR     THE INNOVATORS

Technology Policy Developments in India: 2018

Dec 24, 2018
As we tread towards the end of the year, 2018. SFLC.in brings you a summary of Tech-Policy developments for the year. We at SFLC.in, participated in some interesting technology policy initiatives in…

Read me not: List of banned books in India

Dec 18, 2018
Over the years India has seen various books being banned for several reasons, ranging from defamation to offending religious sentiments of a community.

Second Appeal to the RTI Application revealed procedural lapses: only 11 review committee meetings despite 40 Internet Shutdowns in Rajasthan

Dec 06, 2018
We at SFLC.in define Internet Shutdowns as "a Government-imposed disablement of access to the Internet as a whole within a particular locality or localities for any duration of time". To track…

Home Department, State of Rajasthan: No more Internet Shutdowns for prevention of cheating in examinations.

Nov 29, 2018
There has been a staggering increase in the number of Internet Shutdowns in India. In comparison to 2012 when India saw only three shutdowns over a year, in 2018, India has already observed 127 as of…

SFLC.in at IGF 2018, Paris: Overview of our Lightning Talk on Internet Shutdowns

Nov 28, 2018
The 13th Internet Governance Forum (“IGF”) was hosted by the Government of France at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris from 12 to 14 November 2018. The overarching theme for the event was ‘Internet…

SFLC.in at IGF 2018, Paris: Overview of Panel Disucssion by Mozilla on Privacy and the Luxury to Disconnect

Nov 28, 2018
The 13th Internet Governance Forum (“IGF”) was hosted by the Government of France at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris from 12 to 14 November 2018. The overarching theme for the event was ‘Internet…