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Nov 23,2018 | THE TIMES OF INDIA

Supreme Court strikes down some sections of Aadhaar Act: What it means

In an article discussing the revamped legal framework for Aadhaar by Supreme Court, Prasanth Sugathan was quoted as saying, “The limitations about time of storage, on metadata analysis and state interference are important developments for privacy. Also, the striking down of Section 57 that gave access to private companies puts a stop to this mission […]

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Nov 22,2018 | THE TIMES OF INDIA

Centre mulls strict warning for WhatsApp as face-off over origin of fake messages continues

In an article discussing the ongoing faceoff between messaging platform WhatsApp and the government which has reached the Supreme Court, Prasanth Sugathan said that messaging platforms will have to work with various stakeholders to prevent the spread of misinformation and violent content.

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Nov 21,2018 | THE TIMES OF INDIA

India’s internet shutdowns are costing the economy billions of dollars

In an article discussing government’s growing tendency to switch off the internet to contain social and political disturbances, data from SFLC website is mentioned

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Nov 20,2018 | THE TIMES OF INDIA

The What, Why and How of the GPL

In this article Mishi Choudhary discusses Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and its importance Much of the world’s most important, commercially significant software is distributed under copyright licensing terms that give recipients freedom to copy, modify and redistribute the software known as Free and Open Source Software or FOSS. One could not send or […]

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Nov 20,2018 | THE TIMES OF INDIA

DATA PROTECTION BILL HAS MANY ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED, SAY EXPERTS

In an article discussing the data protection bill released by the Justice BN Srikrishna panel, Mishi Choudhary was quoted as saying “A few things that stand out are the provisions on Data Localisation, criminal liabilities making all offences cognisable and non-bailable, burdensome processes for us who are called Data Principals and extensive powers to the States. […]

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Nov 15,2018 | THE TIMES OF INDIA

Aadhaar verdict: Can you sue UIDAI and its licensed entities for offence?

In an article discussing possible actions that can be taken against UIDAI after aadhaar verdict, SFLC spokesperson was quoted as saying “The SC order says that there needs to be a ‘suitable amendment to include the provision for filing of such a complaint by an individual/victim as well whose right is violated.’ This means that the parliament […]

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Nov 15,2018 | THE TIMES OF INDIA

Why does the north–south divide extend to internet shutdowns?

An article discussing divide in internet shutdowns between north and south India, Prasanth Sugathan was quoted as saying “If you look at laws that are used to impose internet shutdowns — the commonly used CrPC Section 144 or the Telegraph Act that’s been used in some cases — they are applicable uniformly across the country.” 

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Nov 15,2018 | THE TIMES OF INDIA

Digital Rajasthan needs to be scanned: Low security, expertise and understanding blight state’s cyber drive

In an article discussing digital security of Rajasthan, data from Software Freedom Law Centre’s internet shutdown tracker has been mentioned

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Nov 15,2018 | THE TIMES OF INDIA

India tops list of countries which faced internet shutdowns: Report

In an article about India leading the world in the number of internet shutdowns SFLC report on internet shutdowns was mentioned.

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Nov 14,2018 | THE TIMES OF INDIA

India tops world with most Net shutdowns

The article about India having highest number of internet shutdowns in the world, data from SFLC’s internet shutdown tracker was mentioned.

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