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Notable technology and rights related litigations

September 27, 2017

Below is a compilation of some notable technology and rights related litigations from India, on-going and concluded. This list includes matters filed before the Indian Supreme Court as well as various High Courts, and covers

[RTI] Darjeeling Internet Ban: 3 months and counting

September 18, 2017

The ongoing Internet shutdown in Darjeeling, West Bengal completes 3 months today. This day, three months earlier, mobile Internet was shutdown in the city due to the ongoing agitation for a separate Gorkhaland. Two days

Darjeeling Internet Ban Completes Two Months

August 18, 2017

Today marks the completion of two months of continuous Internet shutdown in Darjeeling, West Bengal. Two months back, on 19th June, 2017, mobile Internet services were blocked in the town following deaths of party supporters

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

May 29, 2017

(image credit: inmediahk) 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 serious concerns about a

RTI responses provide copies of Internet shutdown orders

May 5, 2017

India has seen a steep rise in the number of Internet shutdowns over the last few years. At SFLC.in, we have been tracking such instances of Internet shutdowns – see our dynamic Internet Shutdown Tracker

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

April 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. The move reportedly came

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

April 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 organized a public discussion titled “Access Denied: Internet

RightsCon 2017, Brussels – An Overview

April 7, 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

Joint letters to Chief Ministers raising concerns over Internet shutdowns

March 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 witnessed shutdowns in the

Report: Online Harassment – A Form of Censorship

November 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