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SFLC.IN

Legal services organization

SFLC.IN is a donor supported legal services organization that brings together lawyers, policy analysts, technologists, and students to protect freedom in the digital world. SFLC.IN promotes innovation and open access to knowledge by helping developers make great Free and Open Source Software, protect privacy and civil liberties for citizens in the digital world by educating and providing free legal advice and help policy makers make informed and just decisions with the use and adoption of technology.

Mishi Choudhary is the founding executive director of SFLC.in.

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How Have Internet Shutdowns Impacted Your Life?

Between 2013 and 2015, access to the public internet has been blocked nine times across four Indian states, mostly in the interest of maintaining law and order. Despite there being a detailed procedure laid down by India's Information Technology Act to block public access to online content under specified circumstances, this is often discarded in favour of blanket shutdowns, which come with collateral damage in terms of non-access to essential services that depend on the internet for their functioning.
02/11/2015 8:19 AM IST