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Anushka Jain

Anushka Jain

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
17 January, 2022
8 min read

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for December 2021

Since our last report for the month of November, IFF has filed 21 RTI requests and 5 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.
04 January, 2022
6 min read

2021: Bringing public policy closer to the public

> > > > tl;dr Throughout 2021, we have tried to respond to the various policy initiatives and projects launched by the Central and State governments with meaningful and privacy-respecting policy analysis. We have also utilized the Right to Information Act, 2005 to bring accountability in the working of every public authority. Consultations Date Consultation IFF’s comments Jan 18, 2021 Unconstitutional draft report on non-personal data ignores concerns about privacy and data monopolie
29 December, 2021
13 min read

2021 : Digital Transparency informs public debate

> > > > tl;dr Throughout 2021, we have tried to raise awareness around the various policies and projects that the Central and State government have developed and introduced. By utilising the Right to Information Act, 2005 as well as the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (‘IT Rules 2021’), we have tried to bring transparency & accountability in the working of every public authority and significant social media intermediary. These
28 December, 2021
6 min read

We take action against Hack-for-Hire firm Belltrox #SaveOurPrivacy

Based on recent disclosures from Meta-Facebook, we have filed a criminal compliant against Delhi-based hack-for-hire firm Belltrox.
24 December, 2021
4 min read

Need for surveillance reform stronger than ever in light of the Draft Data Protection Bill, 2021 #SaveOurPrivacy

The Draft Data Protection Bill, 2021 is here but does it protect Indian citizens against over-broad government surveillance? The answer is a disappointing no.
21 December, 2021
8 min read

Comparing the Draft Data Protection Bill, 2021 with its predecessors

How have user rights fared through the multiple iterations of India's data protection law? In this post, we compare the latest version of the Bill to earlier versions to fund out.
17 December, 2021
12 min read

Key Takeaways: The JPC Report and the Data Protection Bill, 2021 #SaveOurPrivacy

The report of the JPC on the PDPB was finally tabled in Parliament on December 16, 2021. Read on to learn about the 10 key takeaways from the report on issues such as user consent, user rights, the nature of the proposed Data Protection Authority, and exemptions granted to governments.
16 December, 2021
17 min read

Progress of Pegasus investigations around the world #SaveOurPrivacy

Countries around the world were rocked by the Pegasus revelations. We take a look at the actions being taken in other jurisdictions in light of the shocking reports.
08 December, 2021
5 min read

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One year of #ProjectPanoptic

As we celebrate the one year anniversary of our Project Panoptic, we take a look back at everything we have been able to achieve through the project and what we aim to do moving forward.
29 November, 2021
5 min read

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