The increasing adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in society has yielded new questions for the protection of human rights in the digital space.
The emergence of new technologies and service models have led to the platformisation of services and goods, requiring a re-look at existing policies and laws for the digital realm. This includes policies spanning constitutional rights of free speech and privacy, competition, labour rights and ICT regulation.
Notably, all policy responses must be tailored to the specific nuances of the internet and ICT-based services. At the same time, these responses must be based in the considered context of the global south, where legacy problems with access to technology persist, and the very guarantee of socio-economic and civil political rights remains aspirational.
ALTR is Vidhi’s interdisciplinary policy initiative to leverage technology for the public good in the Global South.
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Comments on the Draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022
Submissions to the Ministry of Communications