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#Breaking_News
The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022, prima facie, fails to satisfy the tests laid down by the Supreme Court in the landmark decision in K.S. Puttaswamy (2017).
#CriminalProcedureIdentificationBill2022 #LokSabha #surveillance #privacymatters
The collection and processing of sensitive personal data such as biometric & biological samples for the purposes of identification do not, satisfy the test of proportionality.
The absence of any opportunity of hearing for persons refusing to allow their measurements to be taken highlights the failure to meet the State’s aim for promoting justice, as provided under Article 39A of the Constitution.
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#FreeSpeech
While we are witnessing a rise in the blocking and removal of content online, it becomes important to track these instances of free speech violations and ignite conversations around the status of free speech in India.
#Twitter #socialmediaban #censorship
If you have posted any content that has been removed or any warning has been issued by any social media platform. Please fill the form or email us at mail@sflc.in to tell us more.
forms.sflc.in/index.php/6875…
It is through comprehensive documentation that systematic change can be brought, we have aimed to do that with our Free Speech Tracker and Internet shutdowns tracker as well. Please help us collate more information on content removal by filling this form.
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#VaccineForAll
Government allows walk-in Vaccination for 18-44 age group.
We thank @PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA and @AyushmanNHA for listening to the the grievances raised by @SFLCin regarding #COVIDVaccination.
#DigitalDefenders #VaccinationDrive #Covid_19 #CowinPortal #Corona
Beneficiaries aged 18 years and above can now schedule appointments online or walk-in to Government vaccination centres for Vaccination.
#CowinPortal
. @SFLCin had written letters to @PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA @AyushmanNHA highlighting the urgent need to open up walk-in registrations for 18-44 age group.
sflc.in/sflcin-writes-…
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#RightsCon2021
#LiveToday: Join @PrasanthTweets, @VrindaBhandari, Dan Yair, & @sardarbinyan as they discuss the current state of COVID-19 litigation at @rightscon 2021.
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#DigitalRights #Covid19
. @SFLCin has assisted in the filing of a writ petition challenging the Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy before the Kerala High Court.
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#petition #Vaccination #VaccinationForAll
The liberalised pricing policy has allowed a multi-track procurement process & a differential vaccine pricing mechanism where vaccines will be supplied by the two Vaccine Manufacturers, @SerumInstIndia as well as @BharatBiotech to the Center, the States & private hospitals.
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#Update
Date extended for 'Draft #Aadhaar Regulations 2021' till June 21, 2021.
@SFLCin had written to the @UIDAI seeking extension of the stakeholder consultation period and to be in compliance with the Pre-Legislative Consultation Policy.
#DigitalDefenders #Policy #AadhaarCard
The letter also highlighted that the Pre-Legislative Policy requires proactive publication of the proposed legislation on the internet and through other means. sflc.in/sflcin-writes-…
The draft document was released by the UIDAI from May 20, 2021 to June 2, 2021 which is less than the 30 day period stipulated by the Pre-Legislative Consultation Policy. The deadline has now been increased till June21, 2021.
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The #ITRules 2021 came into effect on February 25, and today is the deadline for significant social media intermediaries to comply with new obligations under the IT Rules 2021.
sflc.in/analysis-infor…
#OTTGuidelines
#SocialMediaguidelines
The Rules could undermine the principles of open & accessible internet, the fundamental #RightToPrivacy & #FreeSpeech & expression enshrined in the Constitution.
#DigitalIndia #SocialMedia #ILRules #DigitalDefenders
#SocialMediaGuidelines
What are the major due diligence requirements that have to be observed by an #intermediary ?
#Datacracy #ottguidelines #SocialMedia #ITRules
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#VaccinationForAll
The @MoHFW_INDIA has allowed on-site registration for the 18-44 age group. This is limited to Government #COVIDVaccination centers (CVCs) at the present moment.
pib.gov.in/PressReleseDet…
#cowinregistration #VaccinationDrive #COVID19 #IndiaFightsCOVID19 Image
But this is a mere eyewash because-
1.This has been left to the discretion of the respective state/ UT governments
2.This shall be implemented only if vaccine has been left unutilised from online registrations and that too at Government CVCs.
#VaccineFor18Plus #VaccineForAll
While this has been stated in a press release, the #CoWIN website’s FAQs still state that online registration is mandatory for 18-44 age group.
#cowinregistration #GetVaccinated #COVID19India Image
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We are pleased to inform you all that subsequent to the legal notice sent to @TwitterIndia informing that @fsmi_in had not violated @Twitter's rules or Indian law by sharing @IndianCERT's letter, Twitter has restored FSMI’s access to their Twitter account.
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Free Software Movement of India's access to their account was blocked by @Twitter after they had uploaded a copy of a complaint letter to @IndianCERT about @bigbasketblog's data breach.
#censorship #FreeSpeech #TwitterAccountSuspend
Twitter had stated that FSMI had violated #TwitterRules specifically about posting #PrivateInformation of others without their express authorization and permission.
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Internet Shutdowns cost India $2.8 BN, making #India the most economically-impacted nation from Internet shutdowns in 2020. @top10vpn
#LetTheNetWork #keepItOn #internetshutdown #JammuAndKashmir
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As #DigitalIndia is becoming a reality, it is important to understand that maximum efforts have to be made to make internet free, accessible, and inclusive to all.
#LetTheNetWork
Students have lost many hours of their education, people have lost their livelihoods, the media has been severely crippled, the economy has suffered immensely & businesses have collapsed in the absence of a stable internet connection. #LetTheNetWork #KeepItOn
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#Defenders @SFLCin
“One of the most notable orders included #KarnatakaHC passing an order that no service/benefit can be denied to anyone by state instrumentalities for not installing @SetuAarogya”. Here’s @AnnoyedSingh, sharing her experience on Defending #DigitalRights in 2020. Image
SFLC.IN has been representing its advisory board member @anivar in the Karnataka HC. @anivar's PIL challenges the constitutionality of @SetuAarogya and its de-facto imposition.
sflc.in/update-anivar-…
#aarogyasetu #COVID19 #COVID19India
The #PIL challenges the voluntary-mandatory imposition of @SetuAarogya and the invasion of privacy rights in the absence of specific legislation governing data collection and processing by it.
#ContactTracing #app #aarogyasetu
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A petition has been filed by Ms. Tanya Mahajan in the Bombay High Court against the de-facto imposition of @SetuAarogya by officials of Passport Seva Kendra, Mumbai.

Tanya is represented by counsels from SFLC.IN and Ms. @saxenaditi, Advocate Bombay High Court.
The matter was listed for hearing today. In today's hearing, the Bench issued a notice asking respondents to file their reply before the next date i.e. 07.01.2020. No representatives on behalf of the Regional Passport Office appeared today.

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The petitioner was denied entry by Passport Seva Kendra, Malad for refusing to install Aarogya Setu. The petitioner has contended that the Aarogya Setu app is voluntary in nature per MHA guidelines dated 17.05.2020 and subsequent guidelines.
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Our analysis reveals that the #SourceCode that has been released as the “backend code” is grossly incomplete. Though any effort at transparency needs to be lauded, much of how the @SetuAarogya operates is still opaque
privacy.sflc.in/aarogyasetubac…
@NICMeity @GoI_MeitY
#AarogyaSetu
The code released on 20th November does contain code that corresponds to the #frontend of the website web.swaraksha.gov.in/ncv19 and the code released also contains code that lets the website interact with the application through the #webview.
@SetuAarogya
#COVID19 #ContactTracing
However, some of the libraries/modules that the code depends on have not been released and very little of the released code is meant to run on the #backend.
#coders #aarogyasetu #COVID19 #FOSS
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It thus become more important than ever before to document instances of free speech violations by the state and build a repository from all over the country.
#RightSideBroadcasting #FakeNews #HumanRights
The #tracker entails publicly available data collected by volunteers with SFLC.in via various sources including news sources, court orders etc. as well as by crowd-sourcing information from the public at large and verifying it.
sflc.in/free-speech-tr…
#volunteer
The aim of this project is to ignite conversations & deepen understanding around the status of #FreeSpeech in India. Right to freedom of speech and expression is the spine of a #Democratic nation. A tracker like this is a mirror which shows us how deep the water is.
#Constitution
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We had filed an #RTI on 29 June 2020 requesting @GoI_MeitY to tell us the number of #websites that had been #blocked between 29 June 2019 and 29 June 2020.
The request was denied by the ministry citing Section 8(1) (a) of the #RITact as well as #Section69A of the #ITact. Image
However, when @RavneetBittu asked @GoI_MeitY about actions taken by the Gov. against #socialmedia platforms like #Facebook & #Instagram used to incite violence & hatred in society. The data on banned websites was shared along with the response.

We filed an appeal which was also denied. We believe that information such as this which directly impacts our fundamental right to Free speech and expression should be made available to the public.
#DigitalDefenders #RTIinfo Image
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6 districts in Haryana have imposed a ban on social media news platforms using provisions - Section 188 of the IPC, Disaster Management Act 2005 and Epidemic Disease Act, 1957.
@IndianExpress
indianexpress.com/article/india/…
#FreedomOfSpeech #WebsiteBan #Haryana
The reason for the said ban is stated to be “dissemination of unverified and misleading news from such platforms may disturb tranquillity in the society and may adversely affect the mental health of common man during the COVID-19 pandemic".
#Covid_19 #pandemic #FakeNews
These six districts include #Sonipat, #Kaithal, #CharkhiDadri, #Karnal, #Narnaul and #Bhiwani.
The News platforms upon which the Ban has been imposed are based on WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Telegram, YouTube, Instagram, Public App and LinkedIn.
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#Covid_19
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One popular reasoning given to shut internet down is that it stops the spread of #misinformation and rumours. We did a poll to see how many of us believe in it.
The results show that over 79% poll takers believed that an #internetshutdown doesn't stop the circulation of #disinformation. What it does stop is the flow of critical information and counter speech which can be effective in countering disinformation.
We believe that an Internet shutdown is a #violation of our
constitutionally guaranteed #FreedomOfSpeech and expression. Help us keep our fight against Internet shutdowns alive. #sflcin #letthenetwork #keepiton #digitaldefenders
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