Cyber crime has been rising across India. This post reviews advancements in policing technologically advanced crimes and considers potential next steps. With rising instances of cybercrime being noted across the country, the need for vigilance in the cyber sphere has been...
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  The Battle for Notes and Chords “Cinema is more. than long strips of celluloid, more than miracles in photography, more than song, dance and dialogue and indeed, more than dramatic story, exciting plot, gripping situations and marvelous acting. But it...
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by sflc_admin | March 22, 2017SFLC.in participated in the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) which was held between 6th and 10th of March, 2017 in the beautiful city of Valencia in Spain. IFF is a community organized unconference that...
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by sflc_admin | March 10, 2017Aadhaar, the unique biometric identification project of UIDAI has been at the center of many debates since its inception. Among other things, concerns have been raised regarding privacy, and security of the sensitive...
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by sflc_admin | March 3, 2017Internews organized a panel discussion on “Internet Shutdowns and the Silencing of Dissent” held at Google’s office in Washington D.C on March 2, 2017. Our legal director, Mishi Choudhary, was among the panelists...
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Two days before the ongoing MAG meeting, the 2017 MAG renewal was announced. The CSCG protested the lack of civil society representatives among the new MAG members. This brought back focus on the need for MAG reform. Our report on...
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Last month saw important developments in the discourse around the right to be forgotten. Two high courts, Gujarat and Karnataka, delivered judgments on separate pleas to have particular judgments either removed from online repositories and search engine results or have...
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Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard a petition seeking directions to ensure audio-visual recording of the proceedings in trial courts. The reasoning behind the request was that recording proceedings would enhance the fairness of trials. The Supreme Court decided...
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The Supreme Court heard arguments in Sabu Mathew George v. Union of India today. This writ petition was filed in 2008, with the intention of banning ‘advertisement’ offering sex selective abortions and related services, from search engine results. According to...
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By Sthavi Asthana and Anushka SachdevWatching Dangal was a truly memorable experience, from the high adrenaline wrestling scenes to the rush of pure pride during the last scene, where Geeta Phogat (Fatima Sana Shaikh) wins the first gold medal in...
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by sflc_admin | February 9, 2017‘Internetshutdowns.in’ launched by SFLC.in as a one stop destination for resources on Internet shutdowns in IndiaNew Delhi, February 8: Delhi-based not-for-profit legal services organization SFLC.in today launched ‘internetshutdowns.in’, a new portal to provide policy...
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Sowmya Karun In the Union Budget for 2017-18, Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley announced the setting up of a dedicated Computer Emergency Response Team for the Financial Sector (Cert-Fin). The proposed emergency response team is slated to work in co-ordination with...
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by sflc_admin | February 7, 2017In the last few years, India has witnessed a constant increase in the instances of Internet shutdowns in the country. These incidents point to the issuance of orders mostly by State Governments to block...
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Introduction In 2008, Sabu Matthew George, an activist, filed a writ petition to ban ‘advertisements’ relating to pre-natal sex determination from search engines in India. According to the petitioner, the display of these results violated Section 22 of the Pre-Natal...
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by sflc_admin | February 2, 20174CCon (Collaboration, Contribution, Community and Commons Conference), the second national conference by Free Software Movement of India (FSMI) took place from 26 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. The first day was for pre-conference...
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The pending right to be forgotten petition came up for hearing before the Delhi High Court today. The case seeks the deletion of a court order, which has been reproduced on the website Indiankanoon.com, on the ground that it violates...
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Sowmya KarunIn a previous post, we critically examined the legislative and institutional framework for the protection of critical information infrastructures (“CIIs”) in India. The National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (“NCIIPC”) has since revamped its website. This is a heartening...
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Sidharth Deb*Since the announcement of India’s demonetisation policy, there has been a rapid surge in the number of online wallet transactions. The reasons for this are twofold:Cash scarcity; andThe convenience afforded to consumers through e-wallet/online wallet servicesIn furtherance of the...
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Last week, the Supreme Court admitted a petition challenging the Delhi High Court’s judgment upholding WhatsApp’s updated privacy policy. The revised policy allows it to share user data with its parent company, Facebook. While the petitioners were granted some relief,...
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by sflc_admin | January 25, 2017We are partnering with FSMI in organizing 4Ccon, FSMI’s second national conference on free software. We will be there to talk and discuss about the state of the affairs in the fight against...
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