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The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 does not satisfy the Supreme Court’s Puttaswamy principles

In this post, we break down how the DPDPB, 2022 fails to meet the standards of privacy that have been laid down by the Supreme Court.
16 December, 2022
10 min read

Summary of stakeholder comments sent for InDEA 2.0

We summarised the comments submitted by other stakeholders during the public consultation for InDEA 2.0, based on the RTI response we received from C-DAC. We summarised responses from industry bodies and civil society organisations.
15 December, 2022
8 min read

Read our response to the Niti Aayog's draft discussion paper on facial recognition technology

In our response, we highlight certain policy and implementation issues that will arise from the use of facial recognition technology and suggest recommendations to resolve these issues.
12 December, 2022
8 min read

Delhi HC permits SnTHostings to respond to the CERT-In’s defence of the 2022 Directions

CERT-In has replied to SnTHostings' petition challenging the 2022 Directions, which require service providers to monitor the activities of their customers. Delhi HC has permitted SnTHostings to respond to the reply.
10 December, 2022
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Supreme Court directs Central Government to reply to petition seeking comprehensive regulation of search & seizure powers for electronic devices

Foundation for Media Professionals' petition seeks important directions to protect citizens' right to privacy. IFF has provided legal support.
05 December, 2022
4 min read

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for November 2022

For the month of November 2022, IFF filed 5 Right to Information applications. We are publishing responses received in public consultations held by C-DAC and DoT.
05 December, 2022
2 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

Researcher Jade Lyngdoh from Shillong writes to the Chief Secretary of Meghalaya about the ongoing internet shutdown #KeepItOn

Jade Lyngdoh, a researcher, write to the Chief Secretary of Meghalaya to urge them to convene a meeting of the Review Committee of Meghalaya urgently and consider whether Meghalaya's internet suspension may be lifted earlier than 48 hours.
23 November, 2022
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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

IFF's first read of the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022

The draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 is here! Read our initial thoughts and concerns surrounding the long awaited legislation.
18 November, 2022
6 min read

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Campaigns & Projects

The Digital Patrakar Defence Clinic provides pro bono legal assistance to all journalists in India who face legal threats related to their reporting.

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IFF’s Project Panoptic aims to bring transparency and accountability to the relevant government stakeholders involved in the deployment and implementation of facial recognition technology (FRT) projects in India.

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#SaveOurPrivacy is an online collective launched in May, 2018 to safeguard your privacy and ensure a citizen centric data protection law.

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The ‘Zombie Tracker’ is a platform which monitors cases which include a charge under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act 2000 which was deemed unconstitutional by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Shreya Singhal v Union of India.

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