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Supreme Court hears the Aadhaar-PAN case; updates from Day 2

Apr 27, 2017
The Supreme Court today continued the hearing on cases filed against linking Aadhar to PAN and making it mandatory for filing income tax returns [Binoy Viswam v. Union of India, W.P.(C) No. 247/2017…

Summary Report – Access Denied: Internet Shutdowns in a Digital India [April 24, 2017; New Delhi]

Apr 26, 2017
On 24th April, 2017, SFLC.in in association with Digital Empowerment Foundation, Internet Democracy Project, IT for Change, Centre for Internet and Society, and Foundation for Media Professionals…

UIDAI / Aadhaar: Breaches and Leaks

Apr 24, 2017
News reports of Aadhaar numbers and related information leaking have been appearing frequently since early February 2017. We are collecting information on leaks involving UIDAI / Aadhaar in order to…

WhatsApp: Privacy, Data Sharing & Encryption – Supreme Court Litigation Update (18th April, 2017)

Apr 18, 2017
This case, which has come in appeal from the High Court of Delhi, wherein WhatsApp was directed by the honorable Court, to delete all information & data of its users collected on their servers up…

Public Discussion – Access Denied: Internet Shutdowns in a Digital India [April 24, 2017; New Delhi]

Apr 17, 2017
SFLC.in, in association with the Digital Empowerment Foundation, IT for Change, Internet Democracy Project, Centre for Internet and Society, and Foundation for Media Professionals, is organizing a…

Do Supreme Court orders on Aadhaar still matter?

Apr 17, 2017
In response to questions from the opposition members in the Rajya Sabha on 10th April, Union Minister for Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad categorically stated that the Aadhaar Act passed in…

SFLC.in’s comments on TRAI’s consultation paper on net neutrality

Apr 17, 2017
In January 2017, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India published what is expected to be the last in a series of Consultation Papers on net neutrality in India, and invited public comments on…

“Protect Citizens’ Freedom – SC should not allow Aadhaar to eliminate constitutional right of privacy”: Eben Moglen

Apr 12, 2017
In an opinion piece that appeared in the Times of India on April 11, 2017, Prof. Eben Moglen discusses how a batch of 16 petitions pending before the Supreme Court of India, led by Justice K S…

RightsCon 2017, Brussels – An Overview

Apr 07, 2017
RightsCon 2017 is over, and we have lots to say about it. The Conference took place over a three day period, i.e. 29-31 March 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. We would like to thank Access Now for…

MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda speaks in Parliament against Internet shutdowns

Mar 31, 2017
On March 22, 2017, Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), raised the issue of Internet shutdowns in Parliament. Noting how Internet shutdowns are instituted by states under Section…

FOC Issues Joint Statement and Accompanying Good Practices for Government on State-Sponsored Network Disruptions

Mar 31, 2017
The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) has issued a joint statement expressing deep concern over the growing trend of intentional state-sponsored disruptions of access to or dissemination of information…

Joint letters to Chief Ministers raising concerns over Internet shutdowns

Mar 29, 2017
Concerned by the recurring Internet shutdowns imposed by states across India, we, along with a group of citizens and organizations, sent letters to the Chief Ministers of all states that have…