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Brief Analysis of The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018

Jul 30, 2018
On 27 July 2018, the nine-member expert committee headed by Justice B.N. Srikrishna submitted its Report along with a draft bill titled The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 (“the Bill”) to the…

Summary of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018

Jul 28, 2018
This is a summary of the key provisions of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 (“the Bill”/ “the Act”). The Bill has been divided into 15 Chapters. It is composed of 112 Sections, with 2…

Income Tax Returns filing sans Aadhaar

Jul 26, 2018
Aadhaar Free Income Tax Return Filing; Courtesy Delhi High Court As July 31, 2018, the deadline to file Income Tax returns for the Assessment Year 2018 – 2019, comes closer, the complexities and…

[RTI] Minutes of the third meeting of the Expert Committee on Data Protection

Jul 24, 2018
The minutes of the first and second meetings of the Committee of Experts on data protection framework held on September 11, 2017 and October 3, 2017 respectively were disclosed in February 2018 in…

RTI reply from Rajasthan Home Department reveals 26 unreported Internet Shutdowns

Jul 14, 2018
We at SFLC.in have been tracking incidents of Internet shutdowns across India in an attempt to draw attention towards the number and frequency of shutdowns, which are imposed for reasons ranging from…

Meet the latest threat to public safety: Cheating during examinations

Jul 14, 2018
On Thursday, July 12, 2018, it was reported by several media outlets that the Rajasthan Police had obtained permission from the Government to suspend Internet Services for two consecutive days i.e.…

Welcome AI! - The Indian Government’s Ambitious Policy Proposal

Jun 25, 2018
Healthcare, Education, Smart Cities and Transportation Identified as Key Sectors

Open letter to messaging apps urging platform changes to protect users

Jun 01, 2018
We, along with other stakeholder organizations and individuals, are issuing an open letter urging Internet-based messaging service providers like WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal and others to make…

Digital Security Training for Lawyers - May 26, 2018

May 25, 2018
We are glad to inform you that we are conducting a "Digital Security training for Lawyers" workshop on this Saturday (May 26, 2018) from 11 AM to 1PM at SFLC.in office premises. Please register at…

Living in Digital Darkness - A Handbook on Internet Shutdowns in India

May 16, 2018
A report on the state of Internet shutdowns in India, analyzing its emergence as a public policy issue, governing laws, recorded instances, and impact among others. Download the report

Aadhaar final hearing: what happens now?

May 16, 2018
On Thursday, May 10, a five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India finished hearing arguments from the batch of 29 petitions (led by K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India) that had…

Report Launch by ICRIER, "Internet Blackout: Measuring the Economic Blackout of Internet Shutdowns in India"

Apr 25, 2018
Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relarions (ICRIER) launched a report, "Internet Blackout: Measuring the Economic Blackout of Internet Shutdowns in India", on 25th April 2018, at…