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Blocked websites: Where India flawed
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 last modified Aug 27, 2012 03:00 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Apart from not giving 48 hours response time, the Indian government has blocked some websites which don't exist or don't have web addresses, says an analyst.
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Blog Entry Breaking Down Section 66A of the IT Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 25, 2012 last modified Dec 14, 2012 09:51 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which prescribes 'punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.' is widely held by lawyers and legal academics to be unconstitutional. In this post Pranesh Prakash explores why that section is unconstitutional, how it came to be, the state of the law elsewhere, and how we can move forward.
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Blog Entry CIS Para-wise Comments on Intermediary Due Diligence Rules, 2011
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 25, 2011 last modified Jul 11, 2012 10:27 AM — filed under: , ,
On February 7th 2011, the Department of Information Technology, MCIT published draft rules on its website (The Information Technology (Due diligence observed by intermediaries guidelines) Rules, 2011) in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 87(2)(zg), read with Section 79(2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Comments were invited from the public before February 25th 2011. Accordingly, Privacy India and Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore have prepared the following para-wise comments for the Ministry’s consideration.
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Blog Entry CIS Para-wise Comments on Cyber Café Rules, 2011
by Prashant Iyengar published Feb 25, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:32 AM — filed under: ,
On February 7th 2011, the Department of Information Technology, MCIT published draft rules on its website (The Information Technology (Guidelines for Cyber Cafe) Rules, 2011) in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 87(2) (zg), read with Section 79(2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Comments were invited from the public before February 25th 2011. Accordingly, Privacy India and Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore have prepared the following para wise comments for the Ministry’s consideration.
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Blog Entry CIS Para-wise Comments on Draft Reasonable Security Practices Rules, 2011
by Prashant Iyengar published Feb 24, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:32 AM — filed under: ,
On February 7th 2011, the Department of Information Technology, MCIT published draft rules on its website (The Information Technology (Reasonable security practices and procedures and sensitive personal information) Rules, 2011) in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 87(2)(ob), read with Section 43A of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Comments were invited from the public before February 25th 2011. Accordingly, Privacy India and Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore have prepared the following para-wise comments for the Ministry’s consideration.
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Blog Entry CIS Welcomes Standing Committee Report on IT Rules
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 27, 2013 last modified Apr 03, 2013 10:54 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society welcomes the report by the Standing Committee on Subordinate Legislation, in which it has lambasted the government and has recommended that the government amend the Rules it passed in April 2011 under section 79 of the Information Technology Act.
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Blog Entry Civil Liberties and the amended Information Technology Act, 2000
by Malavika Jayaram published Aug 05, 2010 last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:13 AM — filed under: ,
This post examines certain limitations of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (as amended in 2008). Malavika Jayaram points out the fact that when most countries of the world are adopting plain English instead of the conventional legal terminology for better understanding, India seems to be stuck in the old-fashioned method thereby, struggling to maintain a balance between clarity and flexibility in drafting its laws. The present Act, she says, is although an improvement over the old Act and seeks to address and improve on certain areas in the right direction but still comes up short in making necessary changes when it comes to fundamental rights and personal liberties. The new Act retains elements from the previous one making it an abnormal document and this could have been averted if there had been some attention to detail.
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Clarify and define terms in IT rules, panel tells govt.
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 01, 2013 last modified Apr 03, 2013 10:02 AM — filed under: ,
In the wake of concerns that the government is increasingly using ambiguously-phrased terms in legal codes to crack down on online speech, the Parliament’s Committee on Subordinate Legislation has asked for greater clarity and definition on terms which can serve as grounds for restrictions.
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Blog Entry Comments on the Draft Rules under the Information Technology Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 28, 2009 last modified Sep 21, 2011 06:13 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society commissioned an advocate, Ananth Padmanabhan, to produce a comment on the Draft Rules that have been published by the government under the Information Technology Act. In his comments, Mr. Padmanabhan highlights the problems with each of the rules and presents specific recommendations on how they can be improved. These comments were sent to the Department of Information and Technology.
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Blog Entry Comments to the proposed amendments to The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021
by Divyansha Sehgal and Torsha Sarkar published Feb 05, 2023 — filed under: , , ,
This note presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India, on the proposed amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (“proposed amendments”).
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