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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
Govt tweaks enforcement of IT Act after spate of arrests
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
The government on Thursday tweaked the law to make it tougher for citizens to be arrested for online comments that are deemed offensive after recent arrests came in for heavy criticism by Internet activists, the media and other groups.
Located in News & Media
Interview with Pranesh Prakash
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
Pranesh Prakash of the Centre for Internet and Society talks to Mint’s Surabhi Agarwal about the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act and the government’s decision to tweak it.
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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Amnesty International calls for review of 66A of IT act
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: ,
The review seeks to bring the Act in line with international human rights law standards on freedom of expression.
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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
Blog Entry DoT Blocks Domain Sites — But Reasons and Authority Unclear
by Smitha Krishna Prasad published Nov 21, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Earlier this year, ISPs such as Airtel and MTNL blocked a number of domain sites including BuyDomains, Fabulous Domains and Sedo.co.uk. Whereas the Indian Government and courts have previously issued orders blocking websites, these actions have generally been attributed to issues such as posting of inflammatory content or piracy of copyrighted material. However, the reasoning behind blocking domain marketplaces such as the above mentioned sites is not clear.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking for Access of Information by Public) Rules, 2009
by Smitha Krishna Prasad published Nov 19, 2012 last modified Nov 21, 2012 09:32 AM — filed under: ,
G.S.R.781 (E).-- In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (z) of sub-section (2) of section 87, read with sub-section (2) of section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000, (21 of 2000), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
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
Information security policy on govt agenda
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 08, 2012 — filed under: ,
As an increasing quantity of sensitive information is transmitted through electronic channels, the government is considering putting in place an internal information security policy to reduce the risk of leaks and counter possible cyber attacks, said three government officials involved in discussions on the proposal.
Located in News & Media