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  1. Facebook – Intermediary or Editor?

      This post discusses the regulatory challenges that emerge from the changing nature of Facebook and other social networking websites Facebook has recently faced a lot of criticism for circulating fake news and for knowingly suppressing user opinions during the 2016 U.S. elections. The social media… Read More

  2. Google Faces Legal Hurdles Under Brazilian Internet Law

    By Raissa Campagnaro[1] The Brazilian Federal Prosecution Ministry has brought civil proceedings against Google for flouting its data protection law. The suit challenges Google’s access to the content of emails exchanged by Gmail users on multiple grounds, including Google’s failure to obtain express consent. In October,… Read More

  3. Evaluating the Risks of the Internet of Things

    By Dhruv Somayajula[1] Introduction On 21st October 2016, multiple cyber-attacks on the Internet infrastructure company Dyn shut down web browsing across America and Europe for hours. Over 100,000 devices were reportedly connected via a malware botnet named Mirai for this attack. The attack… Read More

  4. Response to Online Extremism: Beyond India

    In our previous posts, we traced the Indian response to online extremism as well as the alternate regulatory methods adopted worldwide to counter extremist narratives spread via the internet. At the international level, the United Nations has emphasised upon the need to counter extremists who… Read More

  5. The Hindutva Judgements and Electoral Malpractice: A Recap

    Last week, a seven Judge bench of the Supreme Court commenced hearing the much-anticipated appeals to decide the scope of Sections 123 (3)  of the Representation of People Act, 1951 (“RPA”), arising out of the “Hindutva cases”. However, on Tuesday, the Constitution bench caused a stir… Read More

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