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Blog Entry So Much to Lose
by Nishant Shah published Dec 02, 2012 last modified Dec 07, 2012 04:39 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you have been a witness to the maelstrom of events that accompanied the death of the political leader Bal Thackeray.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Facebook launches FB Newswire for journalists; loses part of its immunity under IT Act 2000
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 26, 2014 last modified May 06, 2014 05:41 AM — filed under: , ,
A bus accident in California, a fire in New Jersey and another in Vasant Kunj, NASA's successful test flight of its vertical take-off and landing craft, a ceremony to honour the sherpas who died during an avalanche at the Everest last week, and, Israel's suspension of talks with Palestinian authorities. These were some of the news that were disseminated on the first day of Facebook's newest social tool: a newswire to aid journalists and newsrooms.
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Blog Entry European Court of Justice rules Internet Search Engine Operator responsible for Processing Personal Data Published by Third Parties
by Jyoti Panday published May 14, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
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 personal data which appear on web pages published by third parties.” The decision adds to the conundrum of maintaining a balance between freedom of expression, protecting personal data and intermediary liability.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Huge outcry forces India to backtrack on social media data proposal
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 24, 2015 last modified Oct 01, 2015 01:31 AM — filed under: ,
Govt retracts move after strongly negative reaction to 90-day message-saving policy
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Legal Validity of Internet Bans: Part I
by Geetha Hariharan and Padmini Baruah published Oct 08, 2015 last modified Oct 08, 2015 11:18 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
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 Section 144, Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 to institute such bans. Despite a legal challenge, the Gujarat High Court found no infirmity in this exercise of power in a recent order. We argue that it is Section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000, and the Website Blocking Rules, which set out the legal provision and procedure empowering the State to block access to the Internet (if at all it is necessary), and not Section 144, CrPC.
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Modi's Valley hug sparks swadeshi talk
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 11, 2015 — filed under: ,
His warm hug of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will perhaps be the most abiding image of Narendra Modi's visit to the Silicon Valley.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Ahead of hosting Modi, Facebook rebrands as Free Basics
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 26, 2015 last modified Oct 18, 2015 02:21 PM — filed under: , ,
Hinting at what could be vital points of discussion when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, the social media giant has rebranded its internet access enabling platform as Free Basics.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Indian politicians yet to tap voters online: CIS’s Abraham
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 23, 2013 — filed under: ,
Sunil Abraham talks about the role online media will play in forthcoming elections and the behaviour of online readers of news.
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EC guidelines on social media: Welcome move, but not enough
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 01, 2013 last modified Nov 19, 2013 10:18 AM — filed under: ,
With election season close by and the growing ubiquity of social media, the Election Commission of India’s recent guidelines for how candidates and political parties must conduct themselves on social media are a well-intentioned step. But are these guidelines enough to regulate how online media is used by parties and candidates, given the kind of proxy wars that are played online? For now, not really.
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You will need a license to create a WhatsApp group in Kashmir
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 21, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
The internet rights activists have criticised the move stating it as unconstitutional.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media