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Prateek Waghre

Prateek Waghre

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.
15 August, 2022
9 min read

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.
13 August, 2022
6 min read

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.
03 August, 2022
5 min read

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.
15 July, 2022
6 min read

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.
28 June, 2022
4 min read

Consultation paper on Media Ownership: TRAI-ing to do too much

TRAI released a consultation paper on “Issues relating to Media Ownership” to which we sent comments. We pointed out that regulation of cross media ownership will not necessarily lead to media pluralism, and that the former must not be done at the cost of freedom of speech and expression.
10 June, 2022
5 min read

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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.
04 June, 2022
14 min read

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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.
23 May, 2022
6 min read

CERT-In Directions on Cybersecurity: An Explainer

On April 28, 2022, CERT-In issued directions aimed at strengthening India's cybersecurity. Issued without public consultations, these directions raise concerns related to state sponsored surveillance and data retention beyond need or purpose. We thus call on CERT-In to recall these directions.
05 May, 2022
8 min read

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