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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 How India Makes E-books Easier to Ban than Books (And How We Can Change That)
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 24, 2012 last modified Feb 21, 2012 11:50 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Without getting into questions of what should and should not be unlawful speech, Pranesh Prakash chooses to take a look at how Indian law promotes arbitrary removal and blocking of websites, website content, and online services, and how it makes it much easier than getting offline printed speech removed.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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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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 India's Broken Internet Laws Need a Shot of Multi-stakeholderism
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 26, 2012 last modified Apr 26, 2012 01:45 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Cyber-laws in India are severely flawed, with neither lawyers nor technologists being able to understand them, and the Cyber-Law Group in DEIT being incapable of framing fair, just, and informed laws and policies. Pranesh Prakash suggests they learn from the DEIT's Internet Governance Division, and Brazil, and adopt multi-stakeholderism as a core principle of Internet policy-making.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry India- EU FTA: A Note on the Copyright Issues
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Jun 18, 2013 last modified Jul 03, 2013 06:47 AM — filed under: , , , ,
In this blog post, Nehaa Chaudhari gives us an overview of some of the provisions of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the copyright issues identified therein.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
India: The New Front Line in the Global Struggle for Internet Freedom
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 18, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
The government tussles with Internet freedom activists in the world's largest democracy.
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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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Blog Entry Indian Intermediary Liability Regime: Compliance with the Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability
by Divij Joshi published May 20, 2018 last modified May 20, 2018 03:14 PM — filed under: , ,
This report assesses the compliance of the Indian intermediary liability framework with the Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability, and recommends substantive legislative changes to bring the legal framework in line with the Manila Principles.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Inter Movements Open Forum: Trafficking Bill
by Admin published May 25, 2018 last modified Aug 18, 2018 09:21 AM — filed under: ,
On 18 May 2018 Gurshabad Grover on behalf of CIS presented comments on the Trafficking (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2018 at a meeting of the Inter Movements Open Forum jointly organised by Sangram, Naz Foundation, NNSW, Tarshi and VAMP. The meeting was held at India International Centre in New Delhi.
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