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Tejasi Panjiar

Tejasi Panjiar

Winter Session 2022: Parliament in Review

The Winter session of Parliament was held from December 07, 2022 to December 23, 2022. Parliament adjourned sine die four working days ahead of schedule, having sat for 13 working days. Read more about our review of the Winter session.
24 December, 2022
6 min read

2022 Year in Review: Policy advocacy is the long game

The policy team at IFF participated in 13 consultations with Union and State governmental bodies as well as non-governmental bodies, sent 103 letters and tracked 126 Facial Recognition Technology (“FRT”) systems.
21 December, 2022
11 min read

IFF releases the third edition of the Connectivity Tracker #MapTheDigitalDivide

IFF releases its 3rd edition of the Connectivity Tracker. We analyse data on telecom and broadband connectivity, the digital divide in the context of the Mobile Gender Gap Report, 2022, and the progress of government schemes aimed at improving internet access.
19 December, 2022
5 min read

Legislative Brief on Digital Rights for Winter Session 2022

Our legislative brief on digital rights for the Winter Session 2022 highlights some of the focus areas within the larger issues of digital rights, surveillance, platform governance and free speech, data protection, and other concerns that call for extensive deliberation in the Houses of Parliament.
01 December, 2022
4 min read

Our letter to MeitY: Give us a fair chance and hear us out.

We wrote to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s (MeitY) on November 17, 2022, urging them to hold transparent and deliberative public consultations for the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 (DPDPB, 2022) and the draft Digital India Bill.
21 November, 2022
3 min read

A public brief on the IT Amendment Rules, 2022 a.k.a ‘how the government is trying to moderate online speech’

MeitY notified the amendments to the IT Rules, 2021 on October 28, 2022. In light of the concerns raised by the notified amendments around the freedom of speech and expression of users, we are publishing our Public Brief on the IT Amendment Rules, 2022.
10 November, 2022
10 min read

Return to Sender : IFF's submission to the draft Telecom Bill, 2022

The draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022 was released for public consultation on September 21, 2022. We publish a public brief, which forms a part of our consultation response, where we identify and analyse specific issues with the Telecom Bill, 2022 and call for its recall.
27 October, 2022
9 min read

#PrivacyOfThePeople: End of season sale of your privacy on e-commerce platforms

The e-commerce industry, which has witnessed significant growth alongside the advancement of technology, also presents privacy dilemmas to everyday customers. Through this post, we bring to light the the implications of data-driven marketing on our right to privacy.
01 October, 2022
7 min read

The draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022 retains its colonial roots

Read our initial explainer on the draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022. We highlight how the bill represents a missed opportunity for legislative reform to bring the Indian telecom sector into the 21st century.
22 September, 2022
10 min read

Har Ghar Privacy Violation? #SaveOurPrivacy

The Har Ghar Tiranga campaign ended on August 15, 2022. However, the data collected under the campaign is still available on the website. We wrote to the Ministry of Culture to highlight this grave privacy violation.
21 September, 2022
5 min read

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