Our Comments to DPIIT on the Draft National E-commerce Policy

Apr 01, 2019

On 23rd February, 2019, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (“the DPIIT”) released the Draft National E-Commerce Policy (“the Draft Policy”) with the objective to help stakeholders fully benefit from opportunities arising from the progressive digitization of the domestic digital economy and establish a level playing field for all stakeholders in the digital economy.

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FAQ on Draft Amendment of Intermediary Guidelines Rules in India

Jan 08, 2019

The Central Government notified the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 in April, 2011.

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Over 14000 Websites Blocked By MEITY

Jan 07, 2019

There has been considerable spike in the number of websites/URLs being blocked from public access. Concerns on internet censorship cover inadequate safeguards, disproportionate blocking and ambiguous blocking orders.

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Technology Policy Developments in India: 2018

Dec 24, 2018

As we tread towards the end of the year, 2018. SFLC.in brings you a summary of Tech-Policy developments for the year. We at SFLC.in, participated in some interesting technology policy initiatives in 2018.

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Brief Analysis of The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018

Jul 30, 2018

On 27 July 2018, the nine-member expert committee headed by Justice B.N. Srikrishna submitted its Report along with a draft bill titled The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 (“the Bill”) to the Ministry of Information and Technology (MeitY). The Report and the Bill are a result of a process that began last year, including internal meetings and a public consultation by the expert committee through a whitepaper. We, along with many other stakeholders, submitted our comments to the whitepaper in January 2018.

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Summary of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018

Jul 28, 2018

This is a summary of the key provisions of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 (“the Bill”/ “the Act”). The Bill has been divided into 15 Chapters. It is composed of 112 Sections, with 2 schedules and 4 recitals. According to Section 1 of the Bill, the law shall apply to the whole of India.

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[Press Release] SFLC.in organizes public discussion on ‘Privacy & Data Protection: The Road Ahead’ today in Kochi

Dec 19, 2017

Kochi, December 18, 2017: Delhi-based not-for-profit legal services organization SFLC.in today organized a public discussion on ‘Privacy & Data Protection: The Road Ahead’ today in Kochi, Kerala.

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[Public Discussion] Privacy & Data Protection: The Road Ahead; December 18, 2017

Dec 12, 2017

SFLC.in is organizing a public discussion titled “Privacy & Data Protection: The Road Ahead” on Monday, December 18 at the Avenue Centre, Panampilly Avenue, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi from 5:00 PM onwards.

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[RTI] 23030 websites/URLs currently blocked in India

Oct 09, 2017

According to the Cyber Laws and E-Security Group under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Group (MeitY), as many as 23,030 websites /URLs are currently blocked in India.

This information was received as a reply to a Right to Information application filed by us on August 28, 2017.

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