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Panel Discussion on 03 June 2017: “Tech Policy Talks”

Jun 02, 2017
Software Freedom Law Centre, India (SFLC.in), along with Democratic Alliance for Knowledge Freedom (DAKF), is organizing a panel discussion titled, “Tech Policy Talks” on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from…

SFLC.in & 17 other NGOs file an intervention before France’s highest court on dangers of the ‘right to be forgotten’

May 29, 2017
SFLC.in joined 17 other non-governmental organisations from across the globe as amicus in a voluntary intervention filed before France’s highest court, the Council of State (Conseil d’État), raising…

Hearing Update: Shantha Sinha & Anr. v. Union of India; May 19th, 2017

May 19, 2017
The petition against notifications making Aadhaar mandatory for social welfare schemes- Shantha Sinha & Anr. v. Union of India [W.P. (C) 342/2017] was taken up in the Supreme Court today before a…

Summary Report – Revisiting Aadhaar: Law, Tech and Beyond [May 9, 2017; New Delhi]

May 15, 2017
On 9th May, 2017, SFLC.in in association with IT for Change and Digital Empowerment Foundation, organized a panel discussion titled “Revisiting Aadhaar: Law, Tech and Beyond” at India International…

Panel Discussion – Revisiting Aadhaar: Law, Tech and Beyond [May 9, 2017; New Delhi]

May 05, 2017
The last one year has seen a number of interesting developments around the Aadhaar project, such as the notification of the Aadhaar Act, Aadhaar enrolment being made mandatory for availing various…

RTI responses provide copies of Internet shutdown orders

May 05, 2017
India has seen a steep rise in the number of Internet shutdowns over the last few years.

Supreme Court hears the Aadhaar-PAN case; updates from Day 6

May 04, 2017
Arguments in the Supreme Court litigations around linking Aadhaar with PAN, challenging the constitutionality of Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act, were concluded today by Senior advocate Mr.

Supreme Court hears the Aadhaar-PAN case; updates from Day 5

May 03, 2017
The ongoing challenge in the Supreme Court regarding the linking of Aadhaar for filing of income tax returns, and making it mandatory for PAN, has reached Day 5 when the Union of India continued its…

Supreme Court hears the Aadhaar-PAN case; updates from Day 4

May 02, 2017
The State’s reply in the Aadhaar-PAN linking case was heard today (our coverage of arguments from previous hearings can be accessed at these links: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3). Attorney General, Mr. Mukul…

Supreme Court hears the Aadhaar-PAN case; updates from Day 3

Apr 28, 2017
The hearing for the Aadhaar-PAN case spilled over to day 3 with Senior Counsel, Shyam Divan making his concluding remarks. Attorney General, Mukul Rohtagi, representing Union of India is scheduled to…

Supreme Court hears the Aadhaar-PAN case; updates from Day 1

Apr 27, 2017
The cases for linking Aadhaar to PAN and making it mandatory for Income Tax returns were heard before a bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Alok Bhushan in the Supreme Court on 26th April, 2017. Senior…

22 social media websites blocked in Kashmir valley for up to one month

Apr 27, 2017
On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the Jammu and Kashmir Government directed Internet Service Providers to block access to 22 social media sites in the Kashmir Valley for up to one month.