Right to Internet

14th January – Net freedom

In a major pronouncement, the Supreme Court has declared that any action by an official of the state that shuts down the internet in any part of India must be temporary, and adhere to the doctrine of proportionality. The context – The context for the court’s action is the months-long shutdown by the state of …

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24th December – Right to internet

Just over a decade ago, the clamour for ‘right to internet’ began. The journey – Finland went a step further by famously legislating a right to broadband which meant a more reasonable universal service obligation requiring all telecommunication companies to provide all residents with a line of at least 1Mbps. In 2017, the Kerala government …

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