Internet Shutdowns and Content Blocking Not the Answer, Says Internet Society

Internet Shutdowns and Content Blocking Not the Answer, Says Internet Society: The Internet Society today voiced its commitment to keeping the Internet on for everyone, in response to the increasing number of government orders to temporarily shut down or restrict access to Internet services. Speaking out at RightsCon 2017, the world’s leading conference on Internet…

Film Expression and Censorship in India: Censorship cases, Udta Punjab, Had Anhad, Lipstick under my Burkah (Part 3)

Religion, Women, Drugs, Decency, public order, Sovereignty and Integrity, all form the basis for CBFC’s decision with respect to Udta Punjab, Had Anhad and Lipstick under the Burkah films. The disputes and controversies around the said films reflect the subjectivity inherent in CBFC’s assessment and judgment. The fact that the Courts reversed all excisions made…

Google India, IT Ministry launch initiatives for Narendra Modi’s ‘New India’

Google India, IT Ministry launch initiatives for Narendra Modi’s ‘New India’: NEW DELHI: In keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a ‘New India’, Google India and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) have announced a set of initiatives aimed at empowering citizens and creating abundant opportunities for all. Read More

Aadhaar is a legal right, but the government can suspend a citizen’s number without prior notice

Aadhaar is a legal right, but the government can suspend a citizen’s number without prior notice: Aadhaar, the biometrics-based unique identity number all Indian residents are entitled to, is being made mandatory for access to a wide range of government services. On Wednesday, the government proposed to make it mandatory for income tax filings from…