Even without section 66A, India lags behind many nations in internet regulations for freer speech
Activists say the battle is half won. "The court left intact Section 69A, the government website blocking procedure, despite the lack of either judicial review or transparency in how or which sites are blocked," says James S Tyre, special counsel for Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based advocacy group. "This is the first time the SC has struck down or limited internet censorship laws. However, the SC has much more to do."