Feb 28, 2023
SFLC.in regularly files applications under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (“RTI Act”) with respect to blocking of websites and content take down.
Concerns with undisclosed and selective consultation on the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018
Sep 18, 2019
On August 25, 2019 Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology held undisclosed and selective consultation on the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018. In our joint letter to MietY we urge the government to abide by democratic process of public consultation. We request MeitY to hold fresh public consultation by giving equal opportunity to all stakeholders to present their comments.
Sep 02, 2019
On August 20, 2019 we learned that the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) was conducting a follow-up consultation on the draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 with selective stakeholders.
Apr 01, 2019
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 and establish a level playing field for all stakeholders in the digital economy.
Jul 30, 2018
On 27 July 2018, the nine-member expert committee headed by Justice B.N. Srikrishna submitted its Report along with a draft bill titled The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 (“the Bill”) to the Ministry of Information and Technology (MeitY). The Report and the Bill are a result of a process that began last year, including internal meetings and a public consultation by the expert committee through a whitepaper. We, along with many other stakeholders, submitted our comments to the whitepaper in January 2018.