Advocacy statements

2023

In the civil society roundtable consultation organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation on the India-EU Free Trade Agreement, IT for Change tabled some concerns about the proposed text on digital trade in the EU-India trade agreement.

You can read our submission here. 

2023

UNESCO has released its initial draft proposal of the ‘Guidelines on Regulating Digital Platforms: a multistakeholder approach’ (Guidance Document) for inputs and observations. The document is meant to serve as a guidance on the regulation, co-regulation, and self-regulation of digital platforms, “with the aim of…

2022

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has published a draft version of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 (hereinafter the Bill) for public comments to be submitted by January 2, 2023. The current draft of the personal data protection bill marks the fourth version, one which comes after over five years…

2022

IT for Change, Public Services International (Asia & Pacific), and Third World Network request your endorsement of this statement rejecting pinkwashing in the IPEF

We are planning to release this statement on 13 December 2022, at the first negotiating round of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework in Brisbane…

2022

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has proposed amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. With an aim to increase platform accountability, the proposed amendments focus heavily on stemming the virality of harmful content.

We believe that the…

2022

This is IT for Change’s response to the draft National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) released for public consultation by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in May 2022. Given that the NDGFP is not very different from the draft Data Accessibility and Use Policy released in February 2022, this response must…

2022

IT for Change signed the post-MC12 statement on access to medicine, which includes over 100 groups on it thus far, including Public Services International (PSI), Focus on the Global South, African Alliance, Vaccine Advocacy Resource Group, World Federation of Public Health Associations, Health Justice International (HJI), People's Health…

2022

With our societies getting increasingly digitalized and datafied if governments are to keep fulfilling their central societal role they too must get digitalized and datafied. But this must be undertaken in appropriate ways that protect and enhance people’s rights, requiring strong new institutional checks and balances, on one hand, and new…

2022

In September 2021, the United Nations Secretary-General released the 'Our Common Agenda' Report, which aimed to "report back before the end of the seventy-fifth session of the General Assembly with recommendations to advance our common agenda and to respond to current and future challenges". Over the course of February 2022, a series of 5…

2021

IT for Change was part of 200 CSOs who have written to the Director General of World Trade Forum, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala highlighting the importance and urgency to agree on a WTO TRIPSWaiver for diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.

Read the letter here.