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Panel Discussion at APrIGF 18: Internet Restrictions in Asia Pacific Region and How to Mitigate.

Aug 27, 2018
The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF), 2018 was held in Port Vila, Vanuatu from 13th to 16th August.

Parliament ’s last opportunity to Modify/Annul Telecom Suspension Rules 2017?

Aug 09, 2018
Prior to the notification of Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services, Internet shutdowns were ordered under two statutes i.e Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 (CrPC) and Indian Telegraph Act 1885.

Social Media Communications Hub: A Privacy Nightmare

Aug 08, 2018
On April 25, 2018 the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting released a bid document (“SMCH Bid Document”) stating its intent to establish a Social Media Communication Hub (“SMCH”) which would…

Digital Security Training for Journalists

Aug 02, 2018
Event Announcement: Journalists would wish to prevent the identification of sources (whitleblowers or others that do not wish to be identified) and also to conduct secure communication with their…

Digital Security Trainings in Kerala

Jul 31, 2018
SFLC.in conducted four Digital Security Trainings at Kerala, including two full-day workshops for Master Trainers from KITE (Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education), a training Lawyers at…

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