Revealed: Rajasthan’s Review Committee does not meet or review internet suspension orders. #KeepItOn

In response to an RTI Application, the State of Rajasthan has stated that their review committee does not meet or review internet shutdown orders. This is contrary to Rule 2(6) of Telecom Suspension Rules, 2017. We have filed a first appeal seeking clarity from the State.

IFF provides inputs to UN on Internet Shutdowns

The submission to United Nations analyses the legal basis of internet shutdowns in India, the instances of disruptions, their impact on human rights and the efforts by the Indian Government to improve internet connectivity.

A challenge to internet shutdown rules: Gauhati HC agrees to hear IFF's application

Gauhati High Court agreed to hear IFF's application question rules which empower the government to suspend internet services without any judicial/independent oversight.

Telangana High Court issues notice in India’s first legal challenge to the deployment of Facial Recognition Technology

Telangana High Court has issued notice in a petition by Mr. S.Q. Masood challenging the deployment of Facial Recognition Technology in Telangana. IFF provided legal support.

2021: A year of standing for your digital rights in courts

> > > > As a digital liberties organisation, IFF’s mission statement is to ensure that Indian citizens can use the internet with liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. To that end, we engage in strategic litigation to defend the rights of the litigants that approach us and make incremental changes in society. In

IFF wrote to the MHA and the DOT seeking implementation of the recommendations made on internet shutdowns by the Standing Committee on Communication and Information Technology

> > > > tl;dr The Standing Committee on Communication and Information Technology (‘Standing Committee’) released its report on ‘Suspension of telecom services/internet and its impact [http://164.100.47.193/lsscommittee/Communications%20and%20Information%20Technology/17_Communications_and_Information_Technology_26.pdf] (‘Report’) on December 1, 2021 highlighting several important recommendations

Comparing the Draft Data Protection Bill, 2021 with its predecessors

How have user rights fared through the multiple iterations of India's data protection law? In this post, we compare the latest version of the Bill to earlier versions to fund out.

Concerned with frequent internet suspensions, Parliamentary Committee recommends an overhaul.

The Standing Committee on IT has published its report on ‘Suspension of telecom services/internet and its impact’. The report has a range of recommendations including a review of the legal regime for suspension of internet services and establishing a database of internet shutdown orders.

DHC directs CIC to decide IFF’s appeals within 8 weeks

Delhi High Court directs CIC to decide IFF's appeals which seek statistical data regarding the surveillance orders under Section 69 of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

Dead and Alive: Affidavits filed by States and High Courts reveal 470 pending cases under the struck down S.66A

States and High courts reveal that 470 cases are pending under the struck down S.66A, in response to an application filed by PUCL.