07 May, 2012

FIGHT For RIGHTS in the Virtual World

On 11th April 2011, the Government notified the new Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 prescribing various guiding principles to be observed by all Internet related companies.
    The Government has exceeded the mandate given to it by the Parliament in formulating these rules. These rules give the Government a free pass to censor Facebook posts, listen to every Skype conversation, monitor tweets or blogs or access private photographs and documents stored online, track location using mobile phones or track any online activity. This will lead to a clamp down on the freedom of speech and expression, adversely affect the right to privacy of citizens and hamper the growth of Internet and the related industries in India.
   Mr. P. Rajeeve, Member of Parliament has moved an annulment motion to get these rules abolished. This motion has been admitted and will be coming up for discussion before the Rajya Sabha soon.

So Dear Users,

For the petition 1,00,000 signatures online is needed.
Go througu the following link and sign in.
Also inform ur friends on facebook,Twitter & google+ etc.

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