SC withdraws Social media communication hub policy
In order to create a ‘Social Media Communication Hub’ there was a proposal created, which has been withdrawn recently. The centre informed the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday.
Attorney General K K Venugopal told a three-bench judge of the top court, headed by CJI Dipak Mishra that Social media hub policy would be reviewed by government.
Tweeting on the hearing, the Internet Freedom Foundation wrote:
Hearing starts:— Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) (@internetfreedom) August 3, 2018
AG submits he is withdrawing the RFP. "We are taking advantage of what Justice Chandrachud remarked in the last hearing". Further states the Government will review it internally.
Seems a massive win. This means the Social Media Communication Hub is withdrawn.!
Some more detail:— Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) (@internetfreedom) August 3, 2018
1. The case is disposed off with a recorded undertaking by the Goverment it is withdrawning the tender.
2. The government indicated it will internally study the matter.
3. Yes, risks of subsequent tenders and direct procurement with a change in specifications.
We will continue keeping a watch, advocating for your privacy rights like we did in this case by analysing the RFP and sending a legal notice. We will collaborate, educate and drive impact to further #SaveOurPrivacy https://t.co/E2M4zIw6B4— Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) (@internetfreedom) August 3, 2018