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Blog Entry Is India’s website-blocking law constitutional? – I. Law & procedure
by Geetha Hariharan published Dec 11, 2014 last modified Dec 11, 2014 11:02 AM — filed under: , ,
Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, along with its corresponding Rules, set out the procedure for blocking of websites in India. Over two posts, Geetha Hariharan examines the constitutional validity of Section 69A and the Blocking Rules.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Is the new ‘interception’ order old wine in a new bottle?
by Elonnai Hickok, Vipul Kharbanda, Shweta Mohandas and Pranav M. Bidare published Dec 29, 2018 — filed under: , , , ,
The government could always authorise intelligence agencies to intercept and monitor communications, but the lack of clarity is problematic.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry IT (Amendment) Act, 2008, 69A Rules: Draft and Final Version Comparison
by Jadine Lannon published Apr 26, 2013 last modified Apr 30, 2013 10:10 AM — filed under: ,
Jadine Lannon has performed a clause-by-clause comparison of the 69A draft rules and 69A rules for Section 69A of the IT Act in order to better understand how the two differ. While there has been reshuffling of the clauses in the official rules, the content itself has not changed significantly. Notes have been included on some changes we deemed to be important.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
IT Leaders, Lawyers Welcome SC Ruling on 66A of the IT Act
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 last modified Mar 26, 2015 03:58 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The Supreme Court of India has delivered a landmark judgment in scrapping section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which prescribed 'punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.' and had been branded as grossly 'unconstitutional' by various lawyers and legal advisors.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Killing the Internet Softly with Its Rules
by Pranesh Prakash published May 25, 2011 last modified Aug 20, 2011 12:51 PM — filed under: , ,
While regulation of the Internet is a necessity, the Department of IT, through recent Rules under the IT Act, is guilty of over-regulation. This over-regulation is not only a bad idea, but is unconstitutional, and gravely endangers freedom of speech and privacy online.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
List of Chairman and Members of CRAC
by Snehashish Ghosh published Dec 02, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Notification on the constitution of the "Cyber Regulation Advisory Committee"
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
Live Chat: Win for Free Speech
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 last modified Mar 26, 2015 04:07 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Join us for a live chat at 5.30 pm on SC striking down the Section 66A of the IT Act which had permitted the arrest of people for posting "offensive content" on the internet.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Mixed signals? Supreme Court notices to states on Facebook arrests
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 28, 2013 last modified Aug 28, 2013 08:42 AM — filed under: ,
In wake of the recent arrests of UP-based scholar Kanwal Bharti and Andhra-based PUCL activist Jaya Vindhyala over their Facebook posts, NDTV aired a discussion on the grey areas of the IT Act. Pranesh Prakash, Shreya Singhal and Faizal Farooqui
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MPs to be taught ‘draconian’ IT Act Rules as India.net support galvanises for annul motion
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 25, 2012 — filed under: , ,
The blog post by Prachi Shrivastava was published in Legally India on April 23, 2012.
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