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India should not delay enacting a Privacy Act #mustshare

It is time the government stopped twiddling its thumbs and took action Livemint First Published: Mon, Jun 10 2013. Illustration: Shyamal Banerjee/Mint By modern standards of civility governments snooping on citizens is considered abhorrent behaviour. The admission by the US government… Continue Reading →

SC – No arrest for posts on social sites without permission #ITact #Censorship

PTI In view of public outrage over people being arrested for making comments or liking posts on Facebook, Centre had issued advisory not to arrest a person in such cases without prior approval of a senior official. The Supreme Court… Continue Reading →

PUCL condemns arrest of Jaya Vindhyalaya #Vaw #ITAct

PUCL CONDEMNS ARREST OF JAYA VINDHYALA, PUCL – AP STATE PRESIDENT:PUCL DEMANDS RELEASE AND DROPPING OF CHARGES ————————————————————————- The PUCL National Executive meeting in Delhi today strongly condemns the arrest by the AP police of Ms. Jaya Vindhyala, State President,… Continue Reading →

#Mumbai – After sexual harassment at workplace, woman faces online slander #Vaw

MEENA MENON, The Hindu, April 11,2013   First it was sexual harassment at workplace. Next comes a slanderous campaign on the Internet.  For this former employee of auditing firm KPMG, life has become hell since 2007. Now Aditi (name changed) is… Continue Reading →

#India- Here is why section #66A does not ‘protect’ women #FOE #Censorship

by Danish Raza , FIRSTPOST Dec 12, 2012 One of the arguments Union Minister for Communication, Information and Technology, Kapil Sibal, often gives to justify Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act is that it is an essential tool in fighting… Continue Reading →

Cyber police station files FIR under 66A against Sagar Karnik

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, The Hindu Dec 2. 2012 On a counter-complaint by K.V. Jaganathrao and his AI colleague held in May after a plaint by Karnik The cyber police station at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) on Friday registered a first… Continue Reading →

#India- Sibal’s Law: ‘Grossly offensive’ and of ‘menacing character’ #censorship #foe #fos

courtsey jasrajbhatti at jasrajbhatti.com November 01, 2012 10:41 IST, Rediff.com ‘Kapil Sibal has passed a law that anyone posting anything “offensive” on Twitter can be jailed for three years. That’s section 66A of the IT Act amended by United Progressive Alliance… Continue Reading →

Stakeholders steadfast on changes in IT Rules #Censorship

SHALINI SINGH, The Hindu  Google, Facebook absent at meeting; working group to redraft objectionable language The refusal by either companies or MPs to shed their reservations about the proposed changes in the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules, 2011, which are… Continue Reading →

No, we’re not trying to censor the Internet: Sibal #Joke

New Delhi: Government has no plan to manage content on Internet but there should be a mechanism to redress complaints of aggrieved citizens, Telecom and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal said. He also asserted the country has the sovereign right… Continue Reading →

For the sake of free speech- Save your Voice Campaign

Creative professionals go on hunger strike to protest against Internet censorship SUJATHA SUBRAMANIAN, The Hindu GATHERING MOMENTUM:Save Your Voice activists sitting on a hunger strike.Photo: Shanker Chakravarty The possibility of a scenario where the government not only has access to… Continue Reading →

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