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Disha Verma

Disha Verma

Legislative Brief on Digital Rights for Winter Session 2023

In our legislative brief on digital rights for the Winter Session 2023, we highlight key areas of concern pertaining to digital rights and freedoms, data privacy, data protection, censorship and other concerns that require extensive deliberation in the Houses of Parliament.
01 December, 2023
6 min read

Hey Standing Committee, let's sit and talk?

As the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Communications & IT takes seat, IFF offers inputs on its 2023-24 subject roster and highlights the need to address recent privacy threats.
11 November, 2023
7 min read

A worm in the Apple? IFF writes to CERT-In as it begins probe into Apple’s state-sponsored attack notification

As CERT-In launches a probe on the recent threat notification sent by Apple to some of its users, we highlight key considerations and historical baggage that should inform the investigation.
09 November, 2023
4 min read

I, Draft National Robotics Strategy

IFF submits its comments on MeitY’s recent Draft National Robotics Strategy, highlighting concerns and making rights-affirming recommendations on the use of robotics in healthcare, and the need for a human rights impact assessment before a nation-wide roll-out.
01 November, 2023
8 min read

Aadhaar-based student ID raises alarms for privacy

The APAAR initiative under NEP 2020 envisions creating a unique ID for students, storing their education and extracurricular data in a permanent, life-long, longitudinal registry – all based on their Aadhaar.
27 October, 2023
7 min read

Flagging privacy concerns with Har Ghar Tiranga 2.0

The Har Ghar Tiranga 2.0 campaign by the Ministry of Culture set out to display the names and pictures of Indian citizens holding the tricolour on its website for a stipulated period, to celebrate India’s 76 years of independence. Except, user data is still displayed on the website.
26 October, 2023
6 min read

Nice to MeitYou! IFF writes to newly appointed MeitY Secretary

We wrote to the new MeitY secretary, welcoming him to the role and highlighting key areas that should be addressed in his tenure.
13 October, 2023
7 min read

Joining the DoTs: IFF writes to newly appointed DoT Secretary

We wrote to the new DoT secretary, welcoming him to the role and highlighting key areas that should be addressed in his tenure.
13 October, 2023
5 min read

Let there be light: our submissions on the Consumer Affairs Ministry's draft Dark Patterns Guidelines

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs invited comments on their draft guidelines to regulate and penalise dark patterns online. In our submissions, we make a case for establishing clear regulatory jurisdiction, addressing privacy concerns, and continually updating the scope of the guidelines.
10 October, 2023
6 min read

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