Building community-led interactive trackers for strategic litigation and public policy interventions.
Proposed by Ashlesh Biradar
No. of presenters: 2
Building community-led interactive trackers for strategic litigation and public policy interventions for a rights-respecting internet for all.
- The Internet Freedom Foundation regularly relies on talented and generous volunteers to build open-source interactive trackers like Project Panoptic, Zombie Tracker and now Plug The Breach, with more in the pipeline.
- Such community-led initiatives help with effective evidence-building for strategic litigation, engagement with policymakers and better advocacy efforts.
- We at IFF have come to rely on such a holistic approach in our fight for digital rights.
- Zombie Tracker and Project Panoptic have been at the forefront of our advocacy efforts, allowing us to draw public attention to critical causes.
- Both projects have been cited in our petitions in various courts and our representations to policymakers. The efforts through Zombie Tracker and the related petition, led to the Supreme Court directing all cases under the unconstitutional Section 66A of the IT Act, 2000 be deleted.
- Through this project showcase, we would want to walk the community through the journey of our projects, how they helped us shape public discourse and achieve landmark decisions in the court and how community-led action can help us fight for our digital rights.
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