Stories about Law from May, 2017
Critics of the Aadhaar biometric ID system are being criticized by state agencies and trolled by anonymous handles on Twitter.
Four independent Maldivian bloggers and activists living overseas have been issued arrest warrants by police over the past week. Apparently, they were targeted because they promote secularism or secularists.
Instead of working to ensure stronger protections for freedoms, the Iraqi parliament is rather seeking to pass a repressive law.
Pro-government groups are waging a campaign against the game, and internet censors have predictably gone into overdrive.
Jamaica's Director of Public Prosecutions has dropped all three charges against activist La Toya Nugent, under the country's Cybercrimes Act.
With millions of Ukrainians now at risk of losing their beloved online services, Russia's state media did what it often does in unexpected geopolitical situations: it suddenly changed sides.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed an order instructing the country's Internet providers to block several major Russian social media websites.
"How can I live in this country, where if I were to be killed people would rejoice over a cup of tea that there is one less LGBT person?"
As Egypt's parliament pushes to further restrict expression, Turkey blocks Wikipedia, Russia blocks WeChat, and the UK can't seem to stop snooping.
Sami Ben Gharbia is a significant figure in independent media and digital human rights activism in Tunisia and the Arab region.
Last week, Russia’s federal censor blocked WeChat, China’s largest mobile messaging app. According to Russia’s media censor, Roskomnadzor, WeChat failed to register with the federal government.
Users who do not register could face up to six months in jail and a fine.
"Repeat after me: Aadhaar is surveillance technology masquerading as secure authentication technology."
"Whats the aim, to stay uninformed?"
Australian police have breached the law by accessing a journalist's phone records without a warrant in order to trace a leak.
In spite of multiple court orders making UID voluntary and limited to selected schemes, the government continues to expand its scope.