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Slipping down the authoritarian hole: Nepal must lift the TikTok ban

16 Nov 2023

Nepal must reverse its ban on TikTok and publish recent directives for social media platforms.

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Slipping down the authoritarian hole: Nepal must lift the TikTok ban
16 Nov 2023
Slipping down the authoritarian hole: Nepal must lift the TikTok ban
India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Bill passed: “it’s a bad law”

Submission on Bangladesh’s draft Data Protection Act, 2023

3 Nov 2023

Access Now and Tech Global Institute’s submission on Bangladesh’s latest draft of the Data Protection Act, 2023.

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Submission on Bangladesh’s draft Data Protection Act, 2023
3 Nov 2023
Submission on Bangladesh’s draft Data Protection Act, 2023
spyware

Democracy needs privacy: ban rights-violating spyware in India now 

31 Oct 2023

India must implement a ban on the use of rights-abusing commercial spyware and make a commitment to reform the country’s surveillance laws.

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Democracy needs privacy: ban rights-violating spyware in India now 
31 Oct 2023
Democracy needs privacy: ban rights-violating spyware in India now 
Net Neutrality

There are no free-riding services on the internet: India must uphold net neutrality

23 Oct 2023

TRAI must uphold net neutrality in India by preserving non-discriminatory access to online content, applications, and services for all people.

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There are no free-riding services on the internet: India must uphold net neutrality
23 Oct 2023
There are no free-riding services on the internet: India must uphold net neutrality
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
Gabon's election internet access

‘A tool of political control’: how India became the world leader in internet blackouts

25 Sep 2023
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‘A tool of political control’: how India became the world leader in internet blackouts
The Guardian ↗
25 Sep 2023
‘A tool of political control’: how India became the world leader in internet blackouts
Press under Attack – Digital Strategies to Intimidate Journalists in Latin America

Meta releases second human rights report, activists say no concrete plan to tackle issues in India

20 Sep 2023
News
Meta releases second human rights report, activists say no concrete plan to tackle issues in India
The Wire ↗
20 Sep 2023
Meta releases second human rights report, activists say no concrete plan to tackle issues in India
Gabon's election internet access

India keeps pulling the plug on its digital economy

14 Sep 2023
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India keeps pulling the plug on its digital economy
The Wall Street Journal ↗
14 Sep 2023
India keeps pulling the plug on its digital economy
Gabon's election internet access

India’s G20 opportunity: Internet shutdowns hamper Digital India promise – it’s time to commit to ending them

7 Sep 2023
News
India’s G20 opportunity: Internet shutdowns hamper Digital India promise – it’s time to commit to ending them
The Indian Express ↗
7 Sep 2023
India’s G20 opportunity: Internet shutdowns hamper Digital India promise – it’s time to commit to ending them
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Stop mass surveillance in India: the government must be held accountable

31 Aug 2023

Access Now demands that the Indian government’s surveillance impunity ends now.

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Stop mass surveillance in India: the government must be held accountable
31 Aug 2023
Stop mass surveillance in India: the government must be held accountable