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Tejasi Panjiar

Tejasi Panjiar

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

#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.
08 September, 2022
11 min read

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.
24 August, 2022
8 min read

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