The writer is research director, Centre for Communication Governance, National Law University, Delhi.
What happens the next time a world leader incites violence on these platforms? Facebook might leave their speech up, since it has left itself room to do so. Twitter might take it down, but it is not clear what counts as enough incitement for an elected official’s account to be suspended.
SC judgment on criminal defamation ignores the fact that the parties involved in defamation complaints are rarely equals.
Rules on suspension of internet would allay concerns on individual rights.
Information security, law enforcement goals of encryption policy need reconciling.
The most shining moments of Section 66A judgment lie in its articulation of what freedom of expression means in India.
The domestic surveillance regime in India lacks adequate safeguards