HC lifts ban on TikTok, but with a caveat

The interim ban on Chinese-owned TikTok video app has been lifted by the Madras High Court, subject to certain conditions. The ban was removed after the company assured that it had put moderating mechanisms in place to regulate obscene content. The Madras High Court has warned the company that it would be charged with contempt… Continue reading HC lifts ban on TikTok, but with a caveat

Guard against misuse, social media platforms told

The parliamentary panel on information technology asked social media platforms such as Facebook,Instagram and WhatsApp to ensure that their platforms are not misused to (a)spread fake news (b)incite violence (c)pose a threat to India’s security or (d)to let foreign powers meddle in the upcoming general election. Fake news is the deliberate creation of factually incorrect… Continue reading Guard against misuse, social media platforms told

Order on surveillance meant to protect privacy, govt. tells SC

The Central government in its affidavit has told the Supreme Court that its notification allowing 10 central agencies to monitor on people is in fact a measure (a)to protect citizens’ privacy (b)to ensure that only authorised agencies have access to data and (c)to ensure that surveillance is carried out as per law. The government had… Continue reading Order on surveillance meant to protect privacy, govt. tells SC