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Blog Entry CIS Para-wise Comments on Cyber Café Rules, 2011
by Prashant Iyengar published Feb 25, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:32 AM — filed under: ,
On February 7th 2011, the Department of Information Technology, MCIT published draft rules on its website (The Information Technology (Guidelines for Cyber Cafe) Rules, 2011) in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 87(2) (zg), read with Section 79(2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Comments were invited from the public before February 25th 2011. Accordingly, Privacy India and Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore have prepared the following para wise comments for the Ministry’s consideration.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry CIS Para-wise Comments on Intermediary Due Diligence Rules, 2011
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 25, 2011 last modified Jul 11, 2012 10:27 AM — filed under: , ,
On February 7th 2011, the Department of Information Technology, MCIT published draft rules on its website (The Information Technology (Due diligence observed by intermediaries guidelines) Rules, 2011) in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 87(2)(zg), read with Section 79(2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Comments were invited from the public before February 25th 2011. Accordingly, Privacy India and Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore have prepared the following para-wise comments for the Ministry’s consideration.
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Blog Entry RTI Applications on Blocking of Websites
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 08, 2011 last modified Dec 21, 2012 06:34 AM — filed under: , , ,
In recent weeks, an increasing number of incidents have come to light on government-ordered blocking of websites. In one case involving Zone-H.org, it is clear who has ordered the block (a Delhi district court judge, as an interim order), even though the block itself is open to constitutional challenge. In all others cases, including the TypePad case, it is unclear who has ordered the block and why. We at CIS have sent in two right to information requests to find out.
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Blog Entry Comments on the Draft Rules under the Information Technology Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 28, 2009 last modified Sep 21, 2011 06:13 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society commissioned an advocate, Ananth Padmanabhan, to produce a comment on the Draft Rules that have been published by the government under the Information Technology Act. In his comments, Mr. Padmanabhan highlights the problems with each of the rules and presents specific recommendations on how they can be improved. These comments were sent to the Department of Information and Technology.
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IT Act and Commerce
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 11, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:41 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This is a guest post by Rahul Matthan, partner in the law firm Trilegal, and widely regarded as one of the leading experts on information technology law in India. In this post, Mr. Matthan looks at the provisions in the amended Information Technology Act of interest to commerce, namely electronic signatures and data protection.
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Primer on the New IT Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 29, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:41 AM — filed under: , , , ,
With this draft information bulletin, we briefly discuss some of the problems with the Information Technology Act, and invite your comments.
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Cybercrime and Privacy
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 31, 2010 last modified Sep 14, 2010 01:21 PM — filed under: ,
Elonnai Hickok examines privacy in the context of India’s legal provisions on cybercrime. She picks up the relevant provisions of the Information Technology Act as amended in 2008 dealing with cyber crimes and provides a fair analysis of the pros and cons of the amended Act.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
Blog Entry To preserve freedoms online, amend the IT Act
by Gurshabad Grover published Apr 16, 2019 — filed under: , , ,
Look into the mechanisms that allow the government and ISPs to carry out online censorship without accountability.
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Northeast exodus: Is there a mechanism to pre-screen social media content?
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 04:06 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The government has passed the blame buck on social media and blocked hundreds of websites, which it claims, hosted hate speech and inflammatory content, enough to incite violence. But is it feasible to pre-screen objectionable or provocative content, and reject it before posting so that there is no chance of such rumours?
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"All Indian Enterprises should Be Very Worried": Centre for Internet and Society
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 28, 2013 last modified Feb 28, 2013 09:21 AM — filed under: ,
The DoT’s CERT team has successfully censored more than 70 URLs that didn’t particularly contain praises of IIPM. Amusingly, a URL containing a public notice issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in July 2012 was also blocked.
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