Publications

Internet Shutdown

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.

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Internet Shutdown

Info-graphic on Internet censorship in India (2012 - 2015)

Dec 10, 2015

A record of instances of Internet censorship in India between 2012 and 2015 is depicted in this info-graphic. Details of these instances can be accessed here.

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India's Surveillance Report

"India's Surveillance State" - Our Report On Communications Surveillance in India

Sep 03, 2014

The report delves into communications surveillance in India and takes an in-depth look at various aspects of India's surveillance machinery, including enabling provisions of law, service provider obligations, and known mechanisms. It examines compliance of India's legal provisions on surveillance with the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance that were formulated after a global consultation with civil society groups, industry, and international experts in communications surveillance law, policy, and technology.

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Report release

A Report On The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011

Aug 29, 2014

SFLC.in released the report, "Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 - An Analysis" on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The report was released jointly by Members of Parliament Sh. Jay Panda, Sh. Jagadambika Pal,Sh. Jayant Choudhary along with Dr. Arvind Gupta IT Cell Head of BJP, Dr. Govind CEO, NIXI.

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eBook on IT Intermediary Rules

Mar 27, 2012

Software Freedom Law Center, india (sflc.in) has brought out an eBook that explains the issues with the Information Technology (Intermedairies Guidelines) Rules 2011. The eBook is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) license. Please feel free to download and distribute it.

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