“State of Internet Rights and Freedom in India”
February 4th, 2015
Venue: India International Centre
Lecture Hall 2, Annexxe
40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi 110003
Networking for freedom online and offline: Protecting freedom of information, expression and association on the internet in India, Malaysia and Pakistan.
The overall objective of the action is to protect and promote respect for human rights on the internet, particularly the right to information, the right to freedom of expression, the right to freedom of association and the right to freedom of assembly, in India, Malaysia and Pakistan. Ultimately it will contribute to strengthening human rights online and offline.
Under this programme, DEF is currently conducting a country level research to understand the current state of internet rights and freedom in India. This consultation aims to fill the gaps between traditional human rights and internet policy discussions by fostering dialogue among stakeholders to advance internet freedoms. The report will include views, comments and recommendations around policy gaps to protect human rights, online and offline.
|8:30 am-9:00 am||Registration and coffee|
|9:00 am-9:15 am||Introduction of APC-IMPACT|
|9:15 am-9:30 am||Background on Country Research Report, “State of Internet Rights and Freedom in India”|
|9:30am-10:00am||Constitutional and policy framework concerning internet freedom|
|10:00am-10:30am||Criteria for content blocking, filtering and communications surveillance|
|10:30am-11:00am||Criminalising legitimate expression|
|11:00am-11:30am||Role of intermediaries in protecting data and privacy|
|11:30am-12:00pm||Cyber-attacks: India’s response and preparedness for cyber-attacks|
|12:00am-12:30pm||Multi-stakeholder approach to expand digital connectivity and access|
|12:30pm-1:00pm||Women’s Human Rights|