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Panel discussion on 'How to Avoid Digital ID Systems That Put People at Risk: Lessons from Afghanistan' at Freedom Online Conference
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 03, 2021 — filed under: , ,
Amber Sinha participated as a panelist in a panel discussion on How to Avoid Digital ID Systems That Put People at Risk: Lessons from Afghanistan at the Freedom Online Conference yesterday.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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
New rules leave social media users vulnerable: Experts
by Krupa Joseph published Jun 14, 2021 — filed under: , ,
They analyse the implications of the government vs Twitter controversy on individual privacy
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Regulating Sexist Online Harassment as a Form of Censorship
by Amber Sinha published May 31, 2021 — filed under: , ,
This paper is part of a series under IT for Change’s project, Recognize, Resist, Remedy: Combating Sexist Hate Speech Online. The series, titled Rethinking Legal-Institutional Approaches to Sexist Hate Speech in India, aims to create a space for civil society actors to proactively engage in the remaking of online governance, bringing together inputs from legal scholars, practitioners, and activists. The papers reflect upon the issue of online sexism and misogyny, proposing recommendations for appropriate legal-institutional responses. The series is funded by EdelGive Foundation, India and International Development Research Centre, Canada.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
File Regulating Sexist Online Harassment: A Model of Online Harassment as a Form of Censorship
by Amber Sinha published May 31, 2021 — filed under: , ,
Located in Internet Governance / Files
Blog Entry Response to Mozilla DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) Comment Period
by Gurshabad Grover, Divyank Katira published Jan 19, 2021 last modified Jan 19, 2021 07:35 AM — filed under:
CIS has submitted a response to Mozilla's DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) Comment Period
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Mapping Web Censorship & Net Neutrality Violations
by Pranav M B published Oct 05, 2020 last modified Oct 05, 2020 07:59 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The State of Secure Messaging
by Divyank Katira published Jul 15, 2020 last modified Jul 17, 2020 08:12 AM — filed under: , ,
A look at the protections provided by and threats posed to secure communication online.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Donald Trump is attacking the social media giants; here’s what India should do differently
by Anna Liz Thomas and Gurshabad Grover published Jun 25, 2020 last modified Jun 25, 2020 09:07 AM — filed under: , ,
For a robust and rights-respecting public sphere, India needs to ensure that large social media platforms receive adequate protections, and are made more responsible to its users.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog