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Right to be forgotten poses a legal dilemma in India
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 09, 2014 — filed under: , ,
The “right to be forgotten” judgment has raised a controversy, while some argue that it upholds an individual’s privacy, others say it leaves a lot of room for interpretation.
Located in 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
Roundtable Discussion on Intermediary Liability
by Admin published Oct 20, 2019 — filed under: , ,
Tanaya Rajwade participated in a roundtable discussion on intermediary liability organised by SFLC and the Dialogue in New Delhi on October 17, 2019.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Roundtable: Identifying and Limiting Hate Speech and Harassment Online
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 28, 2016 last modified Aug 09, 2016 01:31 PM — filed under: ,
Japreet Grewal attended this event organized by Software Freedom Law Centre at Constitution Club Of India, Rafi Marg, New Delhi on July 28, 2016.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
RTI on Complaints under Section 79 of IT Act
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 30, 2013 last modified Jun 12, 2013 09:50 AM — filed under: ,
The Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, gave its reply to an RTI application filed by Saket Bisani. We are reproducing the text below:
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
Ruling in India shields Web posts
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 27, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
The Supreme Court in India struck down a section of its country’s information technology act Tuesday that had made it illegal for anyone to spread ‘‘offensive messages’’ on electronic devices and resulted in arrests over posts on Facebook and other social media.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Save Your Voice — A movement against Web censorship
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 13, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
‘Save Your Voice (SYV)’ is a movement against Web censorship and its main demand is the repealing of the Information Technology Act, said SYV founders, Aseem Trividi, a cartoonist, and Alok Dixit, a journalist, on Monday.
Located in News & Media
SC has set a high threshold for tolerance: Lawrence Liang
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 28, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
Lawyer-activist Lawrence Liang on why SC upheld section 69A and the implications of striking down section 66A.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Section 66A not for curbing freedom of speech, govt says
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 05, 2015 — filed under: , ,
Section designed to fight cybercrime and protect the right to life, central government tells Supreme Court.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media