Internet slowdown in Jammu and Kashmir could cost lives during COVID 19 pandemic #KeepUsOnline

IFF wrote to the Jammu and Kashmir Government and Ministry of Home Affairs seeking restoration of 4G internet services in Kashmir during the COVID 19 crisis.

MeitY defends blocking of satirical Dowry Calculator website #FreeToMeme

MeitY's response to Tanul Thakur's petition against the blocking of his Dowry Calculator website demonstrates lack of understanding of satire and non compliance with principles of natural justice.

Data Protection and the National Population Register #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF's brief highlights how NPR violates data protection principles of lawfulness, consent, purpose limitation, data minimization and accountability. Based on this case study, the brief identifies various loopholes in the PDP Bill and recommends necessary changes to the Joint Parliamentary Committee.

Lessons from the International Debate on Facial Recognition

We trace the international debate on use of facial recognition technology and recommend imposing a 3 year moratorium in India.

Problems with Facial Recognition Technology Operating in a Legal Vacuum

While the obvious problem with introduction of facial recognition in India is that a faulty system with a high error rate may be implemented, the implementation of an accurate FRT system also raises serious privacy concerns.

Introduction to Facial Recognition Projects in India

In the first of a three part series, we map major facial recognition projects being implemented by the Central and State Governments and broadly classify them according to intended purpose.