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Geetha Hariharan

Programme Officer at the Centre for Internet and Society

I am a Programme Officer at the Centre for Internet and Society. At CIS, my research areas are freedom of expression and Internet governance. I graduated from National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore in 2013.

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What 66A Judgment Means For Free Speech Online

This week India's Supreme Court redefined the boundaries of freedom of speech on the internet. Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, has been struck down in entirety and is no longer good law. Through a structured, well-reasoned and heartening judgment, the court talks us through the nuances of free speech and valid restrictions. Some infirmities persist, but today we celebrate.
26/03/2015 8:13 AM IST