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European Court of Justice rules Internet Search Engine Operator responsible for Processing Personal Data Published by Third Parties
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that an "an internet search engine operator is responsible for the processing that it carries out of ... by Jyoti Panday last modified May 14, 2014 02:18 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Two Arguments Against the Constitutionality of Section 66A
Gautam Bhatia explores the constitutionality of Section 66A in light of recent events. by Gautam Bhatia last modified Jun 04, 2014 03:42 AM — Filed under: , , ,
WSIS+10 High-Level Event: Open Consultation Process
Jyoti Panday represented the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) at the WSIS+10 High-Level Event:Open Consultation Process held in Geneva from May 28 to 31, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 04, 2014 10:14 AM — Filed under: , ,
Free Speech and Contempt of Court – I: Overview
Gautam Bhatia explores an under-theorised aspect of India's free speech jurisprudence: the contempt power that equips courts to "protect the dignity of the ... by Gautam Bhatia last modified Jun 08, 2014 03:29 PM — Filed under: ,
Free Speech and Contempt of Courts – II: Article 19(1)(a) and Indian Law
Gautam Bhatia continues his examination of free speech implications of the law of contempt: the power that equips courts to "protect the dignity of the Bench". by Gautam Bhatia last modified Jun 16, 2014 05:48 AM — Filed under: ,
Response to Mozilla DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) Comment Period
CIS has submitted a response to Mozilla's DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) Comment Period by Gurshabad Grover, Divyank Katira last modified Jan 19, 2021 07:35 AM — Filed under:
The Legal Validity of Internet Bans: Part I
In recent months, there has been a spree of bans on access to Internet services in Indian states, for different reasons. The State governments have relied on ... by Geetha Hariharan and Padmini Baruah last modified Oct 08, 2015 11:18 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Dadri reopens debate on online hate speech
The friction between free speech and hate speech has become newly intense because of social media. Twitter reflected the turmoil after the lynching of Mohammed ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 11, 2015 05:42 AM — Filed under: , ,
Seminar on "Hate Speech and Social Media"
NALSAR University of Law, in collaboration with the British Deputy High Commission organized a seminar on Hate Speech and Social Media in Hyderabad on January ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 13, 2014 06:22 AM — Filed under: ,
Charting the Charter: Internet Rights and Principles Online
This workshop is being organised by IRP Coalition on October 22 in Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre. Pranesh Prakash is participating as a panelist. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 21, 2013 07:03 AM — Filed under: ,
Religious pluralism and freedom of expression in India, Europe and other countries
The Venice-Delhi Seminars are Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations project, in cooperation with the Jamia Millia Islamia, Seminar and the India Habitat Centre is ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 08, 2013 05:54 AM — Filed under: ,
You will need a license to create a WhatsApp group in Kashmir
The internet rights activists have criticised the move stating it as unconstitutional. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 21, 2016 02:34 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Hackers Take Protest to Indian Streets and Cyberspace
First there was self-styled Gandhian activist Anna Hazare who took to the streets to protest corruption. Now a group agitating against censorship on the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 18, 2012 04:02 AM — Filed under: , ,
Anonymous joins protests against Internet shutdown in Kashmir
Hacktivist group Anonymous joined thousands of others to protest the shutdown of internet services in Kashmir for the fourth consecutive day by authorities ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 01, 2013 04:46 AM — Filed under: , ,
Online Abuse of Teen Girls in Kashmir Leads to Arrests
Online abuse and a fatwa aimed at a rock band of Muslim teenage girls in Kashmir have led to arrests and a threat of a lawsuit. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 06, 2013 03:51 AM — Filed under: , ,
Donald Trump is attacking the social media giants; here’s what India should do differently
For a robust and rights-respecting public sphere, India needs to ensure that large social media platforms receive adequate protections, and are made more ... by Anna Liz Thomas and Gurshabad Grover last modified Jun 25, 2020 09:07 AM — Filed under: , ,
The State of Secure Messaging
A look at the protections provided by and threats posed to secure communication online. by Divyank Katira last modified Jul 17, 2020 08:12 AM — Filed under: , ,
Mapping Web Censorship & Net Neutrality Violations
by Pranav M B last modified Oct 05, 2020 07:59 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Respite from Internet Censorship?
Of late, a lot of the blocked websites have started reappearing. So should we sit back and relax? We take a look at how it's not really the start of something ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 10, 2012 03:51 PM — Filed under: , ,
Killing of Yameen Rasheed Reveals Worsening Human Rights Situation in the Maldives
A courageous liberal blogger in the Maldives was murdered for his words. The international community needs to act. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 25, 2017 10:12 AM — Filed under: ,
Analyzing the Latest List of Blocked Sites (Communalism and Rioting Edition) Part II
Snehashish Ghosh does a further analysis of the leaked list of the websites blocked by the Indian Government from August 18, 2012 till August 21, 2012 (“leaked ... by Snehashish Ghosh last modified Sep 27, 2012 10:42 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Govt plans inter-ministerial panel on Internet policy
The government may set up an inter-ministerial panel to improve coordination among the various arms of the government on Internet-related issues such as ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 25, 2012 10:28 AM — Filed under: , ,
The Humpty-Dumpty Censorship of Television in India
The Modi government’s attack on Sathiyam TV is another manifestation of the Indian state’s paranoia of the medium of film and television, and consequently, the ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Nov 29, 2015 08:37 AM — Filed under: , ,
Submission to the Facebook Oversight Board: Policy on Cross-checks
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) submitted public comments to the Facebook Oversight Board on a policy consultation. by [in alphabetical order] Anamika Kundu, Digvijay Singh, Divyansha Sehgal and Torsha Sarkar last modified Feb 09, 2022 05:31 AM — Filed under: , , ,
'Anonymous' hackers to protest Indian Internet laws
Global hacking movement Anonymous has called for protesters to take to the streets in 16 cities around India on Saturday over what it considers growing ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 18, 2012 04:55 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Net Neutrality Advocates Rejoice As TRAI Bans Differential Pricing
India would not see any more Free Basics advertisements on billboards with images of farmers and common people explaining how much they benefited from this ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Feb 23, 2016 02:10 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
FTN: Should social networking sites be censored?
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal met the representatives of Facebook, Google and others seeking to device a screening mechanism. Sunil Abraham was on CNN-IBN from ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 08, 2011 05:32 AM — Filed under: ,
Online Pre-Censorship is Harmful and Impractical
The Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Mr. Kapil Sibal wants Internet intermediaries to pre-censor content uploaded by their users. ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 12, 2011 05:00 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Social media sites refuse Indian censorship request
The Indian government's proposal to crack down on offensive internet content has sparked anger among the population. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 08, 2011 08:26 AM — Filed under: ,
Los internautas indios se oponen a la censura a través de la Red
La idea del Gobierno indio de censurar los contenidos de internet ha chocado con el rechazo de la empresas del sector y de los internautas, que están usando ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 09, 2011 12:25 AM — Filed under: ,