#PrivacyOfThePeople - To Date or To Data? / Swipe Left on Surveillance

In continuation of our weekly series #PrivacyOfThePeople, we examine how dating and matrimonial services share your personal data and just how well the Bill protects us. We explore the need to secure such data as well as why the current regulations are inadequate.

#PrivacyOfThePeople - Why Student Data should be Students’ Data

In the continuation of our weekly series #PrivacyOfThePeople, we examine the growing interest in students’ data and what the Bill has to say when it comes to student data. We explore the need to secure such data as well as why current regulations inadequately protect student data.

Update: India’s incoming data laws need our urgent attention

The report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 is to be submitted next week. In this blogpost, we look at the possible ways forward for the Bill, highlight some of the issues that may emerge, and provide recommendations for addressing them.

Analysing the NDHM’s Health Data Management Policy: Part 2

Along with the Centre for Health Equity, Law, and Policy, we have drafted a working paper analysing the NDHM's Health Data Management Policy. Here, we look at issues of consent and confidentiality, data privacy and security, exclusion, and private sector access to health data.

Will India's Healthcare Data Be Protected? #PrivacyOfThePeople

In the continuation of our weekly series #PrivacyOfThePeople, we look at the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in relation to healthcare data. We explore the need to secure such data as well as why private companies and foreign hackers are interested in the data of senior citizens.

Update the IT Act 2000: India needs a reboot!

The Information Technology Act, 2000 is the the de facto framework for digital governance in India. However, it needs a reboot .We wrote to the Parliamentary Standing Committee urging them to include the revision of the IT Act in its agenda for the upcoming parliamentary session.

A digital rights agenda after a refresh: IFF writes to the new ministers

This week, the Union cabinet saw a major reshuffle. This included new ministers for MEITY, MOC, and MIB. We wrote to the new ministers, welcoming them to their new role and highlighting key areas that need to be addressed.

India's Data Protection Bill and Social Media Users: #PrivacyOfThePeople

In our new weekly series #PrivacyOfThePeople, we look at the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 on different sections of society. In this post, we discuss whether the Bill actually protects user data when it comes to social media platforms.

A Thoroughly Bad IDEA: Our comments on the Agristack Consultation Paper

IFF has submitted its comments on the IDEA consultation paper. We suggest that all implementation be halted till farmers have been consulted. We have also addressed issues of data localisation, federalism, data protection, user rights, the need for public investment, and inadequate data standards.

#PrivacyOfThePeople - Agristack and Farmers’ Issues

In the second post in our #PrivacyOfThePeople series, we discuss the issue of farmer rights under the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 with respect to aggressive digitization by governmental initiatives. Who really benefits from Agristack systems and how does a loss of privacy affect farmers?