Marking the 5 year anniversary of the Shreya Singhal Judgement #FreeToMeme

5 years ago a division bench of the Supreme Court composed of Justices Chalameshwar and Nariman laid down an important foundation for internet freedom that is today under threat.

IFF proposes a three year moratorium on the use of Facial Recognition Technology in India #ProjectPanoptic

Use of facial recognition technology in India is on the rise. We shared a letter with the Ministries of Home Affairs and Law and Justice requesting for a halt on ongoing use of facial recognition systems by both the central government and state governments.

Illegal use of Facial Recognition for Voter Verification in Telangana #ProjectPanoptic

IFF filed RTI requests with the Telangana State Election Commission and Telangana State Technology Services pursuant to the use of Facial Recognition Technology for voter verification in the urban local body elections in Kompally in January, 2020.

RTI response reveals CCTV deployment by Chandigarh Police without legal safeguards #ProjectPanoptic

IFF filed an RTI with the Chandigarh Police regarding their use of CCTVs in the city of Chandigarh and received a total of 5 responses from different departments. We have summarized these responses and also listed the immediate concerns which should be addressed by the Chandigarh Police.

Essential Features of a Rights Respecting Data Protection Law #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF has made a submission to the Joint Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019

The J&K Govt cannot ban Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) #KeepUsOnline

Internet Freedom Foundation wrote to the Home Department of Jammu and Kashmir and key central government departments about the unlawful blocking of access to virtual private networks (VPNs) in J&K.