NCRB finally responds to legal notice on facial recognition, we promptly send a rejoinder...

The NCRB promptly responds as we followed up on our legal notice and IFF replies having to restate original asks.

MEITY to brief the Standing Committee on IT, we have a few topics they can talk about.

The Standing Committee of IT is holding a meeting on October 25, 2019 where it will be briefed by MEITY on safeguarding citzens online. We flag a few concerns that need addressing.

Postpaid connections restored in Jammu & Kashmir but access restricted due to charges levied.

Post-paid connections restored but access is restricted as users are made to clear charges in order to make use os services. We write to the DOT to direct ISPs to waive charges.

Facebook’s Transfer Petition in Madras HC case involving encryption and traceability allowed after Tamil Nadu Government withdraws objections

In today's hearing, the SC allowed Facebook's transfer petition in Antony Clement Rubin v. Union of India after the Tamil Nadu Government withdrew its objections to the transfer.

What has the NPCI found on the TrueCaller security breach? We write to them asking just that.

The NPCI began an investigation on the TrueCaller security breach that occurred on July 30, 2019. We write to them to enquire on the insight and outcomes of the investigation.

Here's looking at you/he/she/they! The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy looks at gender and personality.

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy is exploring the importance of the right to privacy specifically its enjoyment based on gender and personality. IFF makes a submission with concerns and recommendations.

BSNL's claim: "We have DND Mechanisms".

Highlights Background: Over the last couple of months, IFF has been writing representations and filing RTIs on the very apparent code injecting BSNL continues to the engage in. Recently, we wrote to BSNL once again based on insights provided by IFF's pro-active supporters. New update: BSNL provides another response to

To stab or not to stab: is the Zombie really dead?

RTI data reveals that although Courts have actively complied with SC's directions, the Chief Secretaries and DGP's were sent advisories only during the case, no advisories have been sent after.

The dirty secret about website blocking in India... #WhatTheBlock

We put ISPs on notice for illegal website blockings.

Breaking: New insight into the Secret Operating Procedures of State Governments for Surveillance

To understand how states have been conducting surveillance, we filed RTIs with various state governments on what standard operating procedures are at play.