Oct 19, 2021
Encryption: Political Mythology and Technical Reality - Decrypting the Encryption debate in India
Embedded in the right to freedom of speech and expression is the right to selectively express oneself. This right enables the speaker to decide who must be the audience of her speech or expression. A similar right manifests within the right to privacy, which is informational privacy. In the digital age this right is effectively protected by encryption; even for the common person.
Feb 27, 2020
This paper is a legal analysis of five key cases on global take downs from around the world, namely Swami Ramdev v. Facebook Inc. (India, Delhi High Court), Google v. CNIL (France, CJEU), Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek v. Facebook Ireland Ltd. (Austria, CJEU), Google Inc. v. Equustek SolutionsInc. (Canadian Supreme Court), and X v. Twitter Inc. (Australia, Supreme Court of New South Wales).
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.
Nov 24, 2016
We at SFLC.in have grown increasingly concerned of late by the appreciable spike in instances of online harassment across platforms. Whereas online speech platforms like social media websites, blogs, and discussion forums set the stage for unprecedented levels of public engagement in relevant policy discourses, the widespread prevalence of abusive, threatening, and otherwise hostile content threatens to seriously hinder the efficient utilization of these critical speech platforms.
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.
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.
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.
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.