Your period tracking app is tracking you #PrivacyofthePeople

In the absence of a data protection law, the information that you share with your period tracking application may end up being misused. But will the Data Protection Bill, 2021 provide any solace?

#PrivacyofthePeople: Random phone checks by the Police

In the latest post in our #PrivacyofthePeople series, we look at whether the police can randomly check your phone is you have not consented to it.

CERT-In Directions on Cybersecurity: An Explainer

On April 28, 2022, CERT-In issued directions aimed at strengthening India's cybersecurity. Issued without public consultations, these directions raise concerns related to state sponsored surveillance and data retention beyond need or purpose. We thus call on CERT-In to recall these directions.

Can State governments in India buy Pegasus? #InvestigatePegasus

Recent news reports pertaining the offers to buy Pegasus being made to West Bengal & Andhra Pradesh raise the question of whether State government in India can procure and use Pegasus.

Our Response to the SC’s Technical Committee on Pegasus #SaveOurPrivacy

Read our response to queries sent by the Technical Committee set up by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India for investigating the use of the Pegasus spyware in India.

The Government's got your number (and more) #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the Department of Telecommunications warning them about the privacy implications of the extension of the retention period for call records and internet usage data to two years through recent amendments.

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for January 2022

Since our last report for the month of December, IFF has filed 10 RTI requests and 2 first appeals. In this post, we give you an overview of the requests filed and an analysis of the responses we have received from the different public authorities.

IFF explains DigiYatra: Turbulence ahead

In the second part of our series on the Ministry of Civil Aviation's DigiYatra Scheme, we analyse how the collected personal data may end up commercialised even as the Scheme fails to deliver on its promised convenience.

The dangers of DigiYatra & facial recognition enabled paperless air travel #SaveOurPrivacy

You may think that using your face as a boarding pass would make travelling so much better. However, can it have a downside as well? Read our explainer to know more.

IFF writes to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT on the “Bulli Bai” and “Sulli Deals” Incidents

The Mumbai and Delhi Police have arrested the perpetrators of the fake online auction of Muslim women. But what took so long? We wrote to the Standing Committee with a few recommendations