Second Appeal to the RTI Application revealed procedural lapses: only 11 review committee meetings despite 40 Internet Shutdowns in Rajasthan

Dec 06, 2018

We at SFLC.in define Internet Shutdowns as "a Government-imposed disablement of access to the Internet as a whole within a particular locality or localities for any duration of time".

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[RTI] Minutes of the third meeting of the Expert Committee on Data Protection

Jul 24, 2018

The minutes of the first and second meetings of the Committee of Experts on data protection framework held on September 11, 2017 and October 3, 2017 respectively were disclosed in February 2018 in response to an RTI request made by a private

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RTI reply from Rajasthan Home Department reveals 26 unreported Internet Shutdowns

Jul 14, 2018

We at SFLC.in have been tracking incidents of Internet shutdowns across India in an attempt to draw attention towards the number and frequency of shutdowns, which are imposed for reasons ranging from curbing unrest to preventing cheating during examinations. This data is made publicly available in the form of an interactive Internet Shutdown Tracker hosted on our dedicated website www.internetshutdowns.in, which also features additional resources on the topic.

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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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[RTI] Darjeeling Internet Ban: 3 months and counting

Sep 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 later, on 20thJune, the orders were extended to the broadband services as well, effectively shutting down the entire Internet.

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RTI responses provide copies of Internet shutdown orders

May 05, 2017

India has seen a steep rise in the number of Internet shutdowns over the last few years.

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Information received regarding SWAYAM under Right To Information Act, 2005

Jan 05, 2017

SWAYAM, the national Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) project established by Ministry of Human Rights Development (MHRD), is a laudatory effort set to serve as a source for courses related to all fields from high school to post graduation.

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Government Refuses To Reveal Phone Interception Procedure

May 03, 2014

On 10th January 2014, several Indian national newspapers ran reports on a fresh set of procedures for interception of telephones issued by the Government of Indi

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RTI reveals expenditure/organizational details of the 3rd Annual IGF Meeting held at Hyderabad

Apr 12, 2014

The Tunis Agenda envisaged convening the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as a multi-stakeholder platform to discuss public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance.

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