DEF is currently conducting a country level research to understand the current state of internet rights and freedom in India. This consultation aims to fill the gaps between traditional human rights and internet policy discussions by fostering dialogue among stakeholders to advance internet freedoms. The report will include views, comments and recommendations around policy gaps to protect human rights, online and offline.
To that end, the objective of this consultation is to seek expert views and recommendations that can be incorporated in to the country report on the following issues:
Constitutional and policy framework around freedom of speech, information and assembly
Online blocking and communication surveillance
Criminalising legitimate expression
Right to privacy and data protection
International human rights mechanisms
Women’s human rights