Statement: Victory! Aarogya Setu changes from mandatory to, “best efforts”.

As lockdown 4.0 was extended, we recorded a small but significant win as the installation of Aarogya Setu has now been changed to a best effort basis. On May 2 we had sent a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs calling the Ministry to roll back an order requiring the mandatory use of Aarogya Setu.

Statement on Supreme Court's J&K 4G Decision : An incremental step towards restoration

Today, the Supreme Court passed an order on the restoration of 4G services in Jammu and Kashmir ordering the constitution of a special high powered committee. This is an incremental step towards 4G restoration.

Committee on IT : Get up! Stand up, for our privacy rights! #AarogyaSetu #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the Standing Committee for Information Technology to hold hearings on Aarogya Setu.

We legally contest the Noida authorities order of criminally prosecuting people who do not have Aarogya Setu #SaveOurPrivacy

Earlier today we facilitated a legal challenge to the Noida Authorities to revoke the mandatory imposition of Aarogya Setu under a threat of criminal imprisonment.

45 organizations and more than 100 prominent individuals push back against the coercion of Aarogya Setu

We have sent a joint representation to the Prime Minister's Office that is endorsed by 45 organisations and more than 100 individuals against the mandatory use of the Aarogya Setu App dated May 1, 2020.

Legal Notice to BECIL for it's tender to procure employee tracking smartwatches and a Covid-19 mass surveillance system #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF has sent a legal notice to a government entity BECIL that intends to procure two items (amongst a larger procurement of various other medical safety devices), i.e. “Personnel Tracking GPS Solution” and the “Covid–19 Patient Tracking Tool”.

A comprehensive look at Covid Surveillance and Privacy in India #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF has authored a comprehensive working paper to inform public policy formation in India, including a substantive analysis of the use and publication of health data, specific development of surveillance technologies and deployment of contact tracing through device applications.

Quarantine lists breach individual privacy! Social solidarity in times of Covid-19 #SaveOurPrivacy

We have written to the Government to issue advisories against lists of persons who are suspected or potentially infected with Covid-19 from being circulated on social media and WhatsApp groups.

SOS : Three ways how the Department of Telecom can help #FlattenTheCurve #SaveTheInternet

With many workplaces putting into place work from home plans, voice and data connectivity become critical. To ensure that high quality bandwidth is available to all parts of India we have suggested specific steps to be taken by the Department of Telecom.

An open letter to Justice A.P. Shah on the online video self-regulatory code

We write a letter to Justice Shah placing our concerns on the online video streaming self-regulatory body that he has been reported to head.