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Raman Jit Singh Chima

Asia Pacific Policy Director, Senior International Counsel

Raman Jit Singh Chima serves as Asia Pacific Policy Director and Senior International Counsel at Access Now, leading the organisation's work in protecting an open internet and advancing the rights of users at risk across the region. He is a founding volunteer with the SaveTheInternet.in Net Neutrality Coalition and assisted the legal team involved in the Supreme Court of India's landmark Shreya Singhal v. Union of India judgment on internet free speech. Prior to this, he served as Policy Counsel and Government Affairs Manager with Google based in Delhi across 2010-2014 and advised government, industry bodies, and academia on technology policy issues. He is an India qualified lawyer enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi and clerked for Justice V.S. Sirpurkar of the Supreme Court of India, in addition to training with India's National Judicial Academy and National Human Rights Commission. Raman has studied internet regulation as an independent research fellow with the Sarai programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, and contributed to Freedom House's inaugural Freedom on the Internet report in 2009. He holds a Bachelors in Arts and Law (Honours) from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, where he was Chief Editor of the Indian Journal of Law and Technology.
UN Cybercrime Treaty: FAQ on necessary reforms

Governments must withhold support for the current draft of cybercrime treaty

8 Feb 2024

Given fundamental concerns from stakeholders, we urge governments to consider withholding support for the current draft of cybercrime treaty.

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Governments must withhold support for the current draft of cybercrime treaty
8 Feb 2024
Governments must withhold support for the current draft of cybercrime treaty
UN Cybercrime Treaty: FAQ on necessary reforms

Protect Good Faith Security Research Globally in Proposed UN Cybercrime Treaty

7 Feb 2024

The UN cybercrime treaty draft poses substantial risks to global cybersecurity and good faith cybersecurity researchers.

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Protect Good Faith Security Research Globally in Proposed UN Cybercrime Treaty
7 Feb 2024
Protect Good Faith Security Research Globally in Proposed UN Cybercrime Treaty
Russia Internet access

#KeepItOn in Pakistan: ensure open and secure internet for all during the 2024 elections

6 Feb 2024

As Pakistan heads into elections on 8 February 2024, authorities must guarantee uninterrupted internet access for everyone across the country. 

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#KeepItOn in Pakistan: ensure open and secure internet for all during the 2024 elections
6 Feb 2024
#KeepItOn in Pakistan: ensure open and secure internet for all during the 2024 elections

Amend or reject: Joint statement on the UN Cybercrime Treaty

23 Jan 2024

Access Now and more than 100 NGOs demand state delegates to amend the draft cybercrime treaty in the upcoming concluding session of UN AHC.

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Amend or reject: Joint statement on the UN Cybercrime Treaty
23 Jan 2024
Amend or reject: Joint statement on the UN Cybercrime Treaty
Global encryption day 2023

Submission to eSafety Commissioner, Australia on the draft Online Safety Industry Standards

22 Dec 2023

Access Now recommends eSafety Office against mandating online communication services, as well as file storage and cloud services, to proactively detect content on their platforms.

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Submission to eSafety Commissioner, Australia on the draft Online Safety Industry Standards
22 Dec 2023
Submission to eSafety Commissioner, Australia on the draft Online Safety Industry Standards
India’s Telecommunications Bill, 2023 threatens open, secure, and unhindered internet access.

Indian government must withdraw the Telecommunications Bill, 2023, to protect fundamental rights

21 Dec 2023

International group of organisations and experts urge DoT, India to withdraw the Telecommunications Bill, 2023, and protect fundamental rights

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Indian government must withdraw the Telecommunications Bill, 2023, to protect fundamental rights
21 Dec 2023
Indian government must withdraw the Telecommunications Bill, 2023, to protect fundamental rights
Global encryption day 2023

These safety standards lack safeguards: Australia must protect encryption

20 Dec 2023

Through an open letter, over 600 signatories are urging the eSafety Commissioner to introduce safeguards fo encrypted services in the Online Safety Codes.

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These safety standards lack safeguards: Australia must protect encryption
20 Dec 2023
These safety standards lack safeguards: Australia must protect encryption
Net Neutrality

Open letter: no discriminatory fees or licensing; TRAI must uphold net neutrality

23 Oct 2023

Civil society organizations and experts urge TRAI to uphold net neutrality in India

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Open letter: no discriminatory fees or licensing; TRAI must uphold net neutrality
23 Oct 2023
Open letter: no discriminatory fees or licensing; TRAI must uphold net neutrality
Global encryption day 2023

Joint letter: the Australian government must incorporate safeguards for encryption in the online safety codes

21 Oct 2023

The Australian government must incorporate safeguards for end-to-end encryption in the online safety codes.

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Joint letter: the Australian government must incorporate safeguards for encryption in the online safety codes
21 Oct 2023
Joint letter: the Australian government must incorporate safeguards for encryption in the online safety codes
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Cambodia: Ministries should withdraw draft cybersecurity law which would threaten human rights and expose people to increased cyber threats

2 Oct 2023

The draft Cybersecurity Law of Cambodia must be withdrawn because vague provisions undermine human rights and exposes people to increased cyber threats.

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Cambodia: Ministries should withdraw draft cybersecurity law which would threaten human rights and expose people to increased cyber threats
2 Oct 2023
Cambodia: Ministries should withdraw draft cybersecurity law which would threaten human rights and expose people to increased cyber threats