Submission to Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology

Feb 19, 2019

Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology invited views on the issue of “Safeguarding Citizens Rights on Social/Online News Media Platforms”. The views were heard on 11th February 2019 along with inputs from MeitY and Twitter.

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Submission on Surveillance Industry and Human Rights to the UN Special Rapporteur

Feb 19, 2019

UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression had invited comments on the surveillance industry and human rights.

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Look Who's Watching

Mar 05, 2012

Do you think someone is looking over your shoulder as you type an email, buy grocery or fill a simple raffle for that fair you visited with your child? As you give information to medical health providers or banks or airlines, do you get the feeling you are being monitored? Sounds like the conspiracy theory to beat all urban legends. Read on...

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RTI Reply Reveals Delhi Government's Plans to Monitor the Internet

Dec 12, 2011

Sflc.in after a long procedure involving multiple RTI applications and complaint before the Central Information Commissioner could get access to a copy of the draft Regulation (Control and management of internet information) 2010(sic) of the State Government of Delhi.

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Backdoor Censorship Alias Intermediary Pre-Screening

Dec 12, 2011

Kapil Sibal's diktat to social networking sites to pre-screen user generated content has generated a fresh debate on the issue of freedom of expression. The Minister in an interview to the Hindu clarified that the intention was to block incendiary communal material posted on these sites.

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Thank You Mr Sibal!

Dec 10, 2011

We at SFLC.in , have been crying ourselves hoarse, on the Government Of India's clamp down on Freedom of Speech and Expression since April 2011 . Why April? In April, the Central Government notified the new Information Technology ( Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules .

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Wikipedia - Bringing Free Knowledge to Everyone

Nov 28, 2011

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free... - Rabindranath Tagore

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The Caravan Injunction And How the New IT Rules Could Make It Easier for the Arindams of the World

Jun 23, 2011

The Caravan magazine issued a press release yesterday on the defamation suit filed by Indian Institute of Planning & Management(IIPM) against it for publishing a cover story on Arindam Chaudhury, Director of IIPM, in the February 2011 issue.

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Censored by the Intermediary

Apr 28, 2011

The Indian Express, during the time of emergency, published its newspaper with a blank editorial page to protest against the censorship policies of the Government. The Internet as we know in India today, will soon have a lot of blank pages, thanks to the intermediaries being forced to censor content.

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