Submissions
This Call for Submissions is open to: Organizations doing research and advocacy on the IT Rules and IL Guidelines. Technologists, lawyers, computer scientists, journalists, researchers and the like who are investigating encryption, traceability and privacy. expand

This Call for Submissions is open to:

  1. Organizations doing research and advocacy on the IT Rules and IL Guidelines.
  2. Technologists, lawyers, computer scientists, journalists, researchers and the like who are investigating encryption, traceability and privacy.
  3. Product managers - from media organizations and products - who will be tasked with content moderation and content filtering.
  4. Hosting providers who may have operational and legal concerns with IL Guidelines.
  5. Web developers building websites using Content Management Systems (CMS); CMS communities.

You can submit content on any of the following topics:

  1. Primers and explainers about IT Rules and IL Guidelines.
  2. Legal and tech-policy origins of IL Guidelines.
  3. Laws and regulations, similar to the IL Guidelines, implemented in other parts of the world.
  4. Operational issues in regulating content platforms and apps.
  5. Litigation and advocacy, globally, in response to content censorship, internet censorship and platform censorship.
  6. Operational challenges that product managers, in India and across the world, run into when complying with IT Rules-like regulations.
  7. Case studies of using ML and AI filtering mechanisms for content moderation.
  8. Exacerbating bias in content filtering.
  9. Over-compliance and user/customer backlash at the product.
  10. Alternatives to AI/ML - from point of view of costs (compute and processing costs), and resources (manpower, handling infrastructure, etc) for content scanning and complying with IL Guidelines.

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Nadika N

Nadika N

IT Rules 2021 Intermediary Guidelines: Concerns and recommendations from the community

Introduction The INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (GUIDELINES FOR INTERMEDIARIES AND DIGITAL MEDIA ETHICS CODE) RULES, 2021 notified by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), together with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), Government of India has a significant impact on what was perceived as the ‘safe harbour’ for organizations providing communications and informa… more
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  • 25 May 2021

Satyavrat KK

The Wages Of Fear: A Compendium Of Global and Domestic Encryption Debates

This submission is part of a compendium on encryption. I would implore readers to first watch a short primer where Matt Green takes us through the specific technological developments that surround the history mentioned in this compendium. Better still, check out Matt Green’s submission End-to-end encryption: State of the Technical and Policy Debate for a deeper dive into the history of global enc… more
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  • 19 May 2021

Satyavrat KK

User privacy and the litigation between WhatsApp and the Indian Government over the IT Rules

On 27 May 2021, WhatsApp took the Government of India to court over the IT Rules 2021. The IT Rules 2021 mandate WhatsApp to implement traceability i.e. the ability to trace the origins of “unlawful” messages. This effectively breaks WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption technology implemented to safeguard user privacy. WhatsApp argues that this mandate (in the IT Rules) violates citizens’ fundamental… more
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  • Submitted
  • 15 Jun 2021

Satyavrat KK

U.K's Online Safety Bill: An Overview

A Brief History Of The Online Safety Bill In May 2021, the U.K government published the ‘Online Safety Bill’, comprising a 145-page document, along with 123 pages of explanatory notes and a 146-page impact assessment on the ramifications of the bill. The U.K government positions the Bill as one which ushers in “a new age of accountability for tech and brings fairness and accountability to the onl… more
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  • 18 Jun 2021

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