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How the Data Protection Bill Regulates Social Media Platforms

by Tanaya Rajwade and Gurshabad Grover — last modified Feb 19, 2020 11:53 AM
February 19, 2020

The Bill gives the Centre the power to designate certain social media intermediaries as significant data fiduciaries.

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Content takedown and users' rights

by Torsha Sarkar, Gurshabad Grover — last modified Feb 17, 2020 05:18 AM

After Shreya Singhal v Union of India, commentators have continued to question the constitutionality of the content takedown regime under Section 69A of the IT Act (and the Blocking Rules issued under it). There has also been considerable debate around how the judgement has changed this regime: specifically about (i) whether originators of content are entitled to a hearing, (ii) whether Rule 16 of the Blocking Rules, which mandates confidentiality of content takedown requests received by intermediaries from the Government, continues to be operative, and (iii) the effect of Rule 16 on the rights of the originator and the public to challenge executive action. In this opinion piece, we attempt to answer some of these questions.

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Law and Politics of Global Governance Course Outline

by Arindrajit Basu — last modified Feb 14, 2020 12:06 PM

Arindrajit Basu taught a course on various prospects and challenges of global governance at NUJS, including the geo-politics of emerging technologies.

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Comments to the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019

by Amber Sinha, Elonnai Hickok, Pallavi Bedi, Shweta Mohandas, Tanaya Rajwade — last modified Feb 21, 2020 10:13 AM

The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 11, 2019.

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How India Censors The Web

by Gurshabad Grover — last modified Jun 12, 2020 08:12 AM
January 17, 2020

An empirical study of web censorship in India

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Comments to National Security Council on National Cybersecurity Strategy 2020

by Elonnai Hickok and Arindrajit Basu — last modified Jan 13, 2020 09:18 AM
January 13, 2020

CIS submitted brief comments to the National Security Council on the National Cybersecurity Strategy within the 5000 character limit provided. CIS will continue producing outputs building on these ideas.

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How safe is your harbour? Discussions on intermediary liability and user rights

Jan 10, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 04:00 PM by Gurshabad Grover
January 06, 2020

The Centre for Internet and Society is holding discussions on 10 January 2020 to discuss research on automated content filtering, content takedown, traceability and the future of intermediary liability in India

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