The letter signed by 27 groups, including several IFEX members, emphasized that the communication restrictions have already caused immense damage to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir.
SFLC.IN warns that the app collects personal information, some of which is sensitive personal data such as a person’s gender and travel history. The app claims to protect users but makes no guarantee how this will be made possible.
SFLC.IN, several civil society groups, and concerned citizens have sent a letter to the government urging the protection of personal data of individuals in the implementation of health measures during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Court also emphasized the need for transparency and has mandated that shutdown orders need to be published.
The order affirmed the position that Indian courts can issue global take down orders to internet companies for illegal content.
A Kerala court ruling could have a significant bearing on promoting innovation and open access to knowledge and civil liberties for citizens in the digital world.
SFLC.in said the draft amendment to guidelines under the Information Technology Act should be revised to promote free speech and privacy rights.