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The Future of Intermediary Liability in India

This report is our third in the series on Intermediary Liability. The first two reports can be downloaded from – here and here.  This report analyses four of the key changes recommended by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to the Intermediaries Guidelines under India’s Information Technology Act, 2000 – upload filters, traceability, local […]

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Round-Table Discussion on Intermediary Liability 2019

We are at the climax of a regime change on intermediary liability with the Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules, 2018 anticipated to be notified in mid-January, 2020. Having this as a backdrop, SFLC.IN intends to host a round-table discussion in Hyderabad on intermediary liability on the 20th December, 2019. You can register for the event by […]

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FAQ on surveillance in India.

What exactly is surveillance? The Merrian – Webster dictionary defines surveillance as “keeping a close watch kept on someone or something”. In the context of this FAQ we refer to the word ‘surveillance’ only to the act of real-time surveillance conducted by Governments through telecommunication systems (namely, telephones and the Internet), though private actors may […]

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Joint Letter to DPIIT on Lack of Transparency in the Public Consultation Process to the E-Commerce Policy

On 23 Feb. 2018, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (“DPIIT”) released the ‘Draft National E-Commerce Policy’ (“the Draft Policy”) which addressed a wide range of issues, such as – data protection and ownership, cross-border data flow, foreign investment, tax and intermediary liability. The public consultation process for commenting on the Draft […]

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Blue Paper – Conference on Future of Tech Policy in India

We organised a Conference on ‘Future of Tech Policy in India’ on 15 March 2019 in Delhi. Over 150 people participated in the conference. Our report on Intermediary Liability 2.0 – A shifting Paradigm was launched during this conference.   A Blue Paper containing inputs received during this conference is available below. This document does not reflect […]

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FAQ – Draft National E-Commerce Policy

On 23rd February, 2019, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (“the DPIIT”) released the Draft National E-Commerce Policy (“the Draft Policy”) with the objective to help stakeholders fully benefit from opportunities arising from the progressive digitization of the domestic digital economy. The Draft Policy addresses a wide range of subjects such as […]

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Summary Report: ‘Defending Free Speech and Privacy on the Internet’ A Round Table Discussion on the Future of Intermediary Liability in India

SFLC.in organized a round table discussion on the Future of Intermediary Liability in India titled ‘Defending Free Speech and Privacy on the Internet’. The round table took place on 13th February, 2019 at India International Centre, New Delhi. Attendees included members of civil society, industry organizations, academia, representatives from tech companies, intermediaries, industry and media. […]

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Submission to Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology

Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology invited views on the issue of “Safeguarding Citizens Rights on Social/Online News Media Platforms”. The views were heard on 11th February 2019 along with inputs from MeitY and Twitter. We at SFLC.in made our submission on common forms of harm on the internet, common remedial measures undertaken or provided by […]

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Our Counter Comments to MeitY on the Draft Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules, 2018

The Draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules], 2018 (“the Draft Rules”), were issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MeitY”) on the 24th of December, 2018. The Draft Rules seek to amend existing ‘due diligence’ guidelines [The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011] which are to be followed by ‘intermediaries’ [as per […]

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Blue Paper: Misinformation and Draft Intermediary Guidelines

In the wake of increased spread of misinformation on social media, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued The Draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules], 2018. SFLC.in conducted a series of discussions on misinformation and the proposed Draft Intermediary Guidelines across India in January 2019 including New Delhi (Jan 11 & […]

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Our Comments to MeitY on the Draft Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules, 2018

The Draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules], 2018 (“the Draft Rules”), were issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MeitY”) on the 24th of December, 2018. The Draft Rules seek to amend existing ‘due diligence’ guidelines [The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011] which are to be followed by ‘intermediaries’ [as per […]

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Joint Letter to MeitY Addressing Key Issues with the Draft IL Rules, 2018

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India (“MeitY”), released the Draft Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules, 2018 on the 24th of December, 2018 (“the Draft Rules”). The Draft Rules seek to amend the existing Intermediaries Guidelines, which enlist certain conditions for online intermediaries to follow in order to qualify for the safe-harbour protection […]

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Blue Paper – Conference on Future of Tech Policy in India

We organised a Conference on ‘Future of Tech Policy in India’ on 15 March 2019 in Delhi. Over 150 people participated in the conference. Our report on Intermediary Liability 2.0 – A shifting Paradigm was launched during this conference.   A Blue Paper containing inputs received during this conference is available below. This document does not reflect […]