LiveLaw for IFF: October Fundraiser
We have raised Rs. 381000/800000 so far
As most of our activities move online, so must our fundamental rights. The Internet Freedom Foundation is on a mission to protect and advance democratic freedoms and constitutional rights for every Indian in a digital society. Our independence and courage has been supported by more than 3500 individual Indian donors like you. We need your support to continue defending your digital rights in today’s landscape. Help us meet our expenses of Rs. 8 lakhs for the month of October. All of this money will be used effectively and with real impact to defend your constitutional rights.
Why support us?
Every day, we work hard to protect your digital rights and freedoms through strategic litigation, policy and parliamentary engagement, and grassroots advocacy efforts. This year, we’ve seen some big wins for digital rights.
- In the past few months alone, we’ve filed 75 Right to Information applications, one of which, after a lengthy appeal process, revealed that the Delhi Police treats facial recognition technology matches of over 80% accuracy as a positive match.
- Our digital literacy work brought viral attention to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation’s plans to monetise passenger data. After an outpouring of public criticism, the IRCTC was forced to roll back its tender calling for a consultant for digital data monetisation.
- Driving change means being in it for the long haul, which is why long-term projects like Project Panoptic and the Digital Patrakar Defence Clinic (DPDC) are at the core of our work. Project Panoptic is a community project by IFF that tracks the growth and development of facial recognition technology across India. A free and independent press is essential to a flourishing democracy, the DPDC provides pro-bono legal aid to journalists, multimedia journalists, bloggers, cartoonists, and citizen journalists.
Radical transparency delivered every month
At IFF, we advocate for transparency. We understand that our donors expect the same from us. So every month, we proactively release our monthly financial disclosures. In addition to this, we will soon begin to publish business transacted by the Board, line items in the finance manual, our budget, and internal process guides. We have a standing call with our members every quarter to update them on our activities, hear their feedback, and answer any questions. We also organise rapid response calls with our members to discuss emerging legal issues, such as the recent Draft Telecommunications Bill.