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The New Right to Privacy Bill 2011 — A Blind Man's View of the Elephunt

by Prashant Iyengar — last modified Feb 29, 2012 05:45 AM
June 09, 2011

Over the past few days various newspapers have reported the imminent introduction in Parliament, during the upcoming Monsoon session, of a Right to Privacy Bill. Since the text of this bill has not yet been made accessible to the public, this post attempts to grope its way – through guesswork – towards a picture of what the Bill might look like from a combined reading of all the newspaper accounts, writes Prashant Iyengar in this blog post which was posted on the Privacy India website on June 8, 2011.

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Do You Want to be Watched?

by Sunil Abraham — last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:11 AM
June 09, 2011

The new rules under the IT Act are an assault on our freedom, says Sunil Abraham in this article published in Pragati on June 8, 2011.

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The Digital is Political

by Nishant Shah — last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:14 AM
June 08, 2011

Technologies are not just agents of politics, there is politics in their design, writes Nishant Shah in this article published in Down to Earth in the Issue of June 15, 2011.

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Say 'Password' in Hindi

by Nishant Shah — last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:18 AM
June 08, 2011

English might be the language of the online world, but it’s time other languages had their say, writes Nishant Shah. The article was published in the Indian Express on June 5, 2011.

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A Street View of Private and the Public

by Prashant Iyengar — last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:34 AM
June 06, 2011

Prashant Iyengar on how in the eyes of the law, the internet giant is like the homeless in India. This article was published by Tehelka on June 4, 2011.

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Bloggers' Rights Subordinated to Rights of Expression: Cyber Law Expert

by Elonnai Hickok — last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:35 AM
June 03, 2011

Vijayashankar, an eminent cyber law expert answers Elonnai Hickok’s questions on bloggers' rights, freedom of expression and privacy in this e-mail interview conducted on May 19, 2011.

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Big Brother is Watching You

by Sunil Abraham — last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:32 AM
June 01, 2011

The government is massively expanding its surveillance power over law-abiding citizens and businesses, says Sunil Abraham in this article published by the Deccan Herald on June 1, 2011.

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The Present — and Future — Dangers of India's Draconian New Internet Regulations

by Anja Kovacs — last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:22 AM

The uproar surrounding India's Internet Control Rules makes clear that in the Internet age, as before, the active chilling of freedom of expression by the state is unacceptable in a democracy. Yet if India's old censorship regimes are to be maintained in this new context, the state will have little choice but to do just that. Are we ready to rethink the ways in which we deal with free speech and censorship as a society? Asks Anja Kovacs in this article, published in Caravan, 1 June 2011.

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Killing the Internet Softly with Its Rules

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Aug 20, 2011 12:51 PM

While regulation of the Internet is a necessity, the Department of IT, through recent Rules under the IT Act, is guilty of over-regulation. This over-regulation is not only a bad idea, but is unconstitutional, and gravely endangers freedom of speech and privacy online.

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Power to the People

by Nishant Shah — last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:35 AM
May 16, 2011

The digital revolution has helped make NGOs and civil society more influential, independent and transparent, writes Nishant Shah in this article published in the Indian Express on Sunday, May 15, 2011.

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