Budget Session 2023: A Digital Rights Review

The Budget Session was adjourned sine die on April 06, 2023 in both Houses of Parliament amidst protests from the Opposition and treasury benches. During this Session, a total of 8 bills were introduced. 5 of these Bills were passed by the Lok Sabha, and 5 Bills were passed/returned by the Rajya Sabha; one other Bill, introduced originally in the Monsoon Session in August 2022, was also passed by both Houses of Parliament. In the Session, we also saw several key issues from a digital rights perspective taken up before the Houses of Parliament. In this post, we take a look at the disruptions during the Session, and analyse how the Parliament fared with respect to digital rights.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/budget-session-2023-review/