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
Justice B.N. #Srikrishna believes that the #law has to declare an #objective. Whatever procedure is declared are non-arbitrary. It leads us to a state where you or the state can look at everything we do and have access to everything we have. #sflcin#data#pdpb
Justice B.N. #Srikrishna on whether the Government has neglected the work of the #SrikrishnaCommittee, "It is too complicated to answer; the right thing was to get a special committee to debate on the Bill, and thankfully the #JPC was made." #sflcin#data#pdp
Catch us in Delhi this Friday (Jan 18) to discuss the impact of misinformation in the digital age and ways to counter the same.
Venue: India International Centre (Lecture Hall no.1)
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (#TRAI) had issued a consultation paper for creating a regulatory framework for over-the-top communication services. Our comments are available here: sflc.in/our-comments-t… #NetNeutrality
In our responses we've described why we believe that TRAI is not the right body to regulate OTT services, and the framework that is already in place to regulate services on the Internet.
We have discussed the fact that telecom services operate on a limited natural resource and face limited competition.
A draft amendment of the Intermediary Guidelines Rules has been issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, ostensibly for dealing with the #FakeNews and #misinformation. We have published a FAQ on the draft amendment. sflc.in/faq-draft-amen…
The draft Rules remove the safe harbour granted to intermediaries such as WhatsApp, Google, Facebook and your telecom service provider if they do not comply with these Rules.
In order to stay safe themselves, they would have to tell you every month that you are not allowed to post, upload or send content that violates these Rules.
Rule 3 (5) of the Draft Rules, 2018 talks about the traceability of originator of information on intermediary platforms, as required by government agencies. Will this include breaking of end-to-end encryption on platforms such as WhatsApp or Signal? @GoI_MeitY#SaferSocialMedia
Rule 3(9) of the Draft Rules mentions deployment of technology based automated tools for identifying and removing unlawful content. Does this mean using AI for auto-content filtering? Is this restricted to Art. 19(2) or all unlawful content? @GoI_MeitY#SaferSocialMedia
Intermediaries having more than 5 mil. users are required to have a local office in India and be incorporated under Indian laws. Will this not prove burdensome for small-medium sized intermediaries? Might discourage them to offer services in India? @GoI_MeitY#SaferSocialMedia
Today, the Government introduced the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 in Lok Sabha, which proposes to amend the Aadhaar Act, The Telegraph Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. A copy of the Bill, can be accessed here - sflc.in/aadhaar-and-ot…#Aadhaar
The Bill seeks to bring amendments to the Telegraph Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act to enable voluntary seeding of Aadhaar details with phone connections and bank accounts. #Aadhaar
The Supreme Court in its Aadhaar judgment had struck down that part of Sec. 57 of the Aadhaar Act which enabled private entities to use authentication services calling it unconstitutional. The court held that this enabled commercial exploitation of biometric and demographic data.
On December 20, 2018, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued a statutory order authorizing 10 agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt communications of citizens. The order may be read, here - bit.ly/2rYlx0z#Surveillance
The agencies authorized by MHA include - Intelligence Bureau, National Investigating Agency and Commissioner of Police, Delhi. The order was issued under existing powers given to the MHA as per Section 69 of the IT Act, 2000 and corresponding rules. #Surveillance
Section 69 empowers the govt. to issue directions for surveillance of communications. The corresponding rules empower the MHA to notify other govt. agencies which can perform such surveillance. Thus, these agencies have been notified under existing rules under the IT Act.
#Privacy & data protection rights: We urge the G20 to adopt, apply and enforce a comprehensive approach to privacy that protects all users’ privacy and personal data, whether citizens or not. People must be given more control and agency over their data.
Out of the 5 judges who heard the challenge to #Section377, four will be giving separate opinions - CJI Misra, J. Nariman, J. Chandrachud and J. Indu Malhotra. J. Khanwilkar has concurred with one of the opinions.
Since there will be 4 judgments, we advise everyone following our tweets to not come to a conclusion till all 4 judges have given their opinions. We will be live tweeting as the judgments are delivered #Section377
#Section377 CJI - Khanwilakr have concurred. CJI has started - Sans identity the name only remains a plain factor. Emphasis is laid on the identity of a person. The sustenance of identity is the pillar of life.
The policy-makers must consider how their domestic law and policy will fit into that global context. The report does not address this question at all.
Govt. should not only be seeking to harmonise Indian data protection law with GDPR in order to maximise Indian firms access to the global data economy, it should be directly engaged with the European Commission in seeking mutual opportunities to define Euro-Indian global regime
Workshop Session 1, Day 1 #APrIGF2018: Pacific ICT Plenary Challenge and Opportunities of Connectivity in Small Island states, now begins.
The first panelist is Prime Minister of Vanuatu, he starts by highlighting the challenges and experience s of Vanuatu.#APrIGF2018
Firstly, he mentioned about the Geo graphical challenges of Vanuatu. Telecom service providers often face issues due to lack of land. Then he highlighted the government's interest in collaborating with TSPs. #APrIGF2018
Orientation session at #APrIGF2018, #VintCerf: Internet is not useful if it doesn't work. Resilience is an imp. aspect of the Internet. As the global warming continues, water rise continues there rises concerns for cable landings. #internetsociety
#VintCerf continues to discuss fragile aspects of digital content. He asks the audience if the data they store in whichever form, cloud/hard disk. Will it continue to exist at the same place after 50years? #APrIGF2018
#VintCerf cites an example of how with technological advancement his floppy disks have been rendered useless. And in this light, he urges the tech community to take care of how and where we document our content. #APrIGF2018
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs is still asking for mandatory quoting of #Aadhaar in the DIR-3 KYC form for the purpose of updating KYC details of anyone who has been allotted a Director Identification Number(DIN) on or before March 31, 2018.
#Section377 Respondents state that the Yogyakarta principles are not a treaty or a law and it has no value. Nariman J. followed by saying that they apply to us as per the NALSA judgment of this court. #LGBTQ