Centre for Internet & Society

How the Data Protection Bill Regulates Social Media Platforms

by Tanaya Rajwade and Gurshabad Grover

The Bill gives the Centre the power to designate certain social media intermediaries as significant data fiduciaries.

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Content takedown and users' rights

by Torsha Sarkar, Gurshabad Grover

After Shreya Singhal v Union of India, commentators have continued to question the constitutionality of the content takedown regime under Section 69A of the IT Act (and the Blocking Rules issued under it). There has also been considerable debate around how the judgement has changed this regime: specifically about (i) whether originators of content are entitled to a hearing, (ii) whether Rule 16 of the Blocking Rules, which mandates confidentiality of content takedown requests received by intermediaries from the Government, continues to be operative, and (iii) the effect of Rule 16 on the rights of the originator and the public to challenge executive action. In this opinion piece, we attempt to answer some of these questions.

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Law and Politics of Global Governance Course Outline

by Arindrajit Basu

Arindrajit Basu taught a course on various prospects and challenges of global governance at NUJS, including the geo-politics of emerging technologies.

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Comments to the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019

by Amber Sinha, Elonnai Hickok, Pallavi Bedi, Shweta Mohandas, Tanaya Rajwade

The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 11, 2019.

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How India Censors The Web

by Gurshabad Grover

An empirical study of web censorship in India

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Comments to National Security Council on National Cybersecurity Strategy 2020

by Elonnai Hickok and Arindrajit Basu

CIS submitted brief comments to the National Security Council on the National Cybersecurity Strategy within the 5000 character limit provided. CIS will continue producing outputs building on these ideas.

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