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Blog Entry Right to Exclusion, Government Spaces, and Speech
by Torsha Sarkar published Jul 02, 2021 last modified Jul 02, 2021 12:05 PM — filed under: , ,
The conclusion of the litigation surrounding Trump blocking its critiques on Twitter brings to forefront two less-discussed aspects of intermediary liability: a) if social media platforms could be compelled to ‘carry’ speech under any established legal principles, thereby limiting their right to exclude users or speech, and b) whether users have a constitutional right to access social media spaces of elected officials. This essay analyzes these issues under the American law, as well as draws parallel for India, in light of the ongoing litigation around the suspension of advocate Sanjay Hegde’s Twitter account.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry On the legality and constitutionality of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021
by Torsha Sarkar, Gurshabad Grover, Raghav Ahooja, Pallavi Bedi and Divyank Katira published Jun 21, 2021 last modified Jun 21, 2021 11:52 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This note examines the legality and constitutionality of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. The analysis is consistent with previous work carried out by CIS on issues of intermediary liability and freedom of expression.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Fixing India’s anarchic IT Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 28, 2012 last modified Nov 30, 2012 06:33 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act criminalizes “causing annoyance or inconvenience” online, among other things. A conviction for such an offence can attract a prison sentence of as many as three years.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Webinar on counter-comments to the draft Intermediary Guidelines
by Admin published Feb 22, 2019 — filed under: , ,
CCAOI and the ISOC Delhi Chapter organised a webinar on February 11 to discuss the comments submitted to the Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018, and counter-comments that were due by February 14.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms, and Human Rights - Workshop Report
by Vidushi Marda, Akash Deep Singh and Geethanjali Jujjavarapu published Nov 14, 2016 last modified Nov 18, 2016 12:58 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society held a one-day workshop on “Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms and Human Rights” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on the 1st of October, 2016. This report is a compilation of the the issues discussed, ideas exchanged and challenges recognized during the workshop. The objective of the workshop was to discuss aspects of big data technologies in terms of harms, opportunities and human rights. The discussion was designed around an extensive study of current and potential future uses of big data for governance in India, that CIS has undertaken over the last year with support from the MacArthur Foundation.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Constitutional Analysis of the Information Technology (Intermediaries' Guidelines) Rules, 2011
by Ujwala Uppaluri published Jul 16, 2012 last modified Oct 31, 2012 08:44 AM — filed under: , ,
Ujwala Uppaluri provides a constitutional analysis of the Information Technology (Intermediaries' Guidelines) Rules notified in April 2011, and examines its compatibility with Articles 14, 19, 21 of the Constitution of India.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Typing in Indic Languages from Mobiles made Easy!
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Nov 19, 2012 last modified Jul 17, 2013 09:02 AM — filed under: , , , ,
A new app is up for typing in Indic languages from mobile phones. This is is available online at: http://bitly.com/indictyping and supports on iOS. Android version is to be released soon.
Located in Openness / Blog
Secure IT 2012 — Securing Citizens through Technology
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 29, 2012 last modified Apr 28, 2012 04:06 AM — filed under: , , ,
The event is co-organised by DST and NSDI, Govt. of India in partnership with Elets Technomedia Pvt. Ltd. on March 1, 2012 at Claridges in New Delhi.
Located in News & Media
Names Not Numbers Mumbai
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 21, 2011 last modified Nov 21, 2011 05:04 AM — filed under:
Names Not Numbers Mumbai is part of an annual series of invitation-only ideas conferences for 100 key players and thinkers across politics, business, media, culture, academia and technology to discuss and debate what individuality in a mass age means. Names Not Numbers Mumbai is put together by the Media, Analysis & Networking company Editorial Intelligence in association with the British Council, the Financial Times and partners including Jnanapravaha.
Located in News & Media
Thousands go online against 66A
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
An online petition aimed at amending section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act and re-examining internet laws has garnered 3,000 signatures since it began on Tuesday — two days before Kapil Sibal, telecom and IT minister, chairs a meeting with the cyber regulation advisory committee.
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