#PrivacyOfThePeople: The flight is about to take off…. with your luggage and data!

Regulations notified by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs mandate all registered airlines to provide details of all international passengers, flying to or from India, to the Customs department. This raises privacy concerns, especially given the withdrawal of the data protection bill.

Bittersweet moment: 5 years to the landmark Privacy judgement, but no data protection law yet! #SaveOurPrivacy

Today, August 24, 2022, marks the 5th year anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court Right to Privacy judgement, a momentous day for the history of digital rights & freedom. Read on to know how the decision advanced jurisprudence on key issues & how its implementation has been far from perfect.

Monsoon Session 2022: A Digital Rights Review

The Monsoon session of Parliament was held from July 18, 2022 to August 8, 2022. Parliament adjourned sine die two working days ahead of schedule, having sat for 16 days. This post aims to assess how the Parliament fared with respect to digital rights.

India @ 75 | Digital Rights Ka Amrit Mahotsav?

Where do the rights of Indian internet users stand as the country celebrates 75 years of independence? Read our short analysis and statement on status of digital rights in India.

IAMAI leads effort to establish a self-regulatory body; We release the draft document in public interest.

Recent reports suggest that efforts to establish a Self-Regulatory Grievance Redressal Board (“the Board”), led by the IAMAI, is underway. We are making this draft “Code For Establishing A Self Regulatory Grievance Redressal Board” public in the wider interest of the citizens of India.

Telangana's Agriculture data management policy: The good, bad, and ugly.

The Government of Telangana issued the Draft Agricultural Data Management Policy, 2022 for public consultation. We sent our comments, in the format prescribed by the state government, listing our concerns and suggestions.

Meta's 1st Annual Human Rights Report Wrongs Humans of India

Meta’s efforts to contain the spread of hate speech and incitement to violence, it released its first annual Human Rights Report, which includes a brief section reporting on the Meta commissioned independent human rights impact assessment (HRIA) for India, which it is yet to release.

Delaying the inevitable: Implementation of CERT-In’s Cybersecurity Directions gets a piecemeal extension

CERT-In has extended the timeline for partial enforcement of Cyber Security Directions dated April 28, 2022. The timeline for enforcement of the directions by MSMEs and enforcement of Direction 5 (a) and (f) by entities mentioned in Direction 5 is September 25, 2022.

A comparison of state-level data policies

This blog post aims to compare and contrast the data policy for seven Indian states, namely, Punjab, Odisha, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Telangana and Chandigarh. Through this post, we attempt to analyse these policies through a lens of data protection and privacy.

Second time’s not the charm: Health Data Management Policy misses the mark again

IFF wrote to the National Health Authority (NHA) as part of the consultation conducted for the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission’s Draft Health Data Management Policy (“Draft policy"). Through our comments, we highlight legal, socio-economic and implementation issues.