[fosscomm] Invitation for an event on IT Intermediaries Rules
prasanth at cyberjuris.in
Mon Apr 30 04:20:18 PDT 2012
On 11th April 2011, the Government notified the new Information Technology
(Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 prescribing various guiding
principles to be observed by all Internet related companies.
The Government has exceeded the mandate given to it by the Parliament in
formulating these rules. These rules give the Government a free pass to
censor Facebook posts, listen to every Skype conversation, monitor tweets
or blogs or access private photographs and documents stored online, track
location using mobile phones or track any online activity. This will lead
to a clamp down on the freedom of speech and expression, adversely affect
the right to privacy of citizens and hamper the growth of Internet and the
related industries in India.
Mr. P. Rajeeve, Member of Parliament has moved an annulment motion to get
these rules abolished. This motion has been admitted and will be coming up
for discussion before the Rajya Sabha soon.
Software Freedom Law Center, India along with Mr. P.Rajeeve, Knowledge
Commons and the Free Software Movement of India invite you to a meeting to
be held on *May 3, 2012 from 6PM to 8 PM at the Dy. Chairman Hall,
Constitution Club, New Delhi* on this issue. We request your presence at
the event and also your support for creating awareness about the issue.
K-9 Second Floor, Birbal Road,
Cell: +91 9013585902
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