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Indian government at second position after U.S.A for demanding user data from Google
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: ,
The Indian government has secured 2nd position in the list of the governments demanding for Web user information. It is behind only from the United States government.
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Google's 'Transparency Report' sketchy, inconclusive: Government
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 22, 2012 — filed under: ,
Google calls it the 'Transparency Report', but as far as Indian authorities are concerned, it is anything but. The world's largest Internet company this week published its latest half-yearly findings on government requests for access to personal information, showing that both the number of requests and the rate of denials have risen. The data, according to the world's largest democracy, are too sketchy for any clear conclusions to be drawn.
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India ranks second globally in accessing private details of users
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 19, 2012 — filed under: , ,
According to the latest transparency report released by Google, India ranks second in the world for accessing private details of its citizens, only after the U.S. The Google report lists out requests it received from governments across the world to access details of users of its various services.
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Blog Entry Super Cassettes v. MySpace
by Ujwala Uppaluri published Oct 30, 2012 last modified Oct 31, 2012 10:27 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Delhi High Court’s judgment in Super Cassettes v. MySpace last July is worrying for a number of reasons. The court failed to appreciate the working of intermediaries online and disregard all pragmatic considerations involved. The consequences for free expression and particularly for file sharing by users of services online are especially unfavourable.
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Blog Entry Analyzing the Latest List of Blocked Sites (Communalism and Rioting Edition) Part II
by Snehashish Ghosh published Sep 25, 2012 last modified Sep 27, 2012 10:42 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
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 list”).
Located in Internet Governance
File Intermediary Liability & Freedom of Expression — Executive Summary
by Rishabh Dara published Sep 14, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2016 11:54 AM — filed under: , ,
This document provides a critique of “The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011 and proposes an alternate set of Rules.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry To regulate Net intermediaries or not is the question
by Sunil Abraham published Aug 26, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
Given the disruption to public order caused by the mass exodus of North-Eastern Indians from several cities, the government has had for the first time in many years, a legitimate case to crackdown on Internet intermediaries and their users.
Located in Internet Governance
India limits social media after civil unrest
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 11:59 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Indian officials have gone too far in limiting text messages and pressuring local Internet firms as well as Twitter and others to block accounts, critics say.
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Government asks Twitter to block fake 'PMO India' accounts; site fails to respond
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 22, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 12:24 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
A standoff between the government and microblogging service Twitter, that has got India's online community up in arms, continues, as Twitter is still to act on India's requests to block some of the fake 'PMO India' accounts.
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Blog Entry Constitutional Analysis of the Information Technology (Intermediaries' Guidelines) Rules, 2011
by Ujwala Uppaluri published Jul 16, 2012 last modified Oct 31, 2012 08:44 AM — filed under: , ,
Ujwala Uppaluri provides a constitutional analysis of the Information Technology (Intermediaries' Guidelines) Rules notified in April 2011, and examines its compatibility with Articles 14, 19, 21 of the Constitution of India.
Located in Internet Governance