#Privacyofthepeople: 91 problems but this ain’t one

In light of the recent debate on data of donors of Alt-News, we explain the scope of Section 91 notices, how they may impact your right to privacy and what remedies you have under law. Since IFF uses Razorpay to receive donations, we also explain the steps we are taking to protect donor privacy.

Meta's 1st Annual Human Rights Report Wrongs Humans of India

Meta’s efforts to contain the spread of hate speech and incitement to violence, it released its first annual Human Rights Report, which includes a brief section reporting on the Meta commissioned independent human rights impact assessment (HRIA) for India, which it is yet to release.

A Public Brief on the Data Protection Bill, 2021

IFF has released its Public Brief and Analysis on the Draft Data Protection Bill, 2021 in continuation of our efforts to make available a public analysis that helps you discover the top issues and concerns with this legislative proposal.

CIC directs Delhi Police to respond afresh to IFF's RTIs seeking information on use of FRT in policing

Second Appeals before CIC in three RTIs before Delhi Police seeking information on their use of FRT were heard on 29.06.22. Delhi Police were directed by CIC to respond afresh to the RTIs, in compliance with the RTI Act.

An Indian Code of Conduct is not a solution for “de-platforming”

On June 06, 2022, the MEITY proposed amendments to the IT Rules, 2021 and invited comments on the proposal. We sent our comments on the “Proposed draft amendment to the IT Rules, 2021” and reiterated our demand to recall the IT Rules, 2021.

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for June 2022

For the month of June 2022, IFF has filed 21 Right to Information applications and 14 first appeals.

CIC orders MeitY to respond to IFF's RTI seeking information on Non-Personal Data Governance Framework Policy-Process

In response to our second appeal before it on 29th June, the Central Information Committee ordered the IT Ministry to respond to our RTI seeking information on Non-Personal Data Governance Framework Policy-Process.

Ups and downs in the journey towards net neutrality #SavetheInternet

Read our letter to TRAI appreciating their actions to uphold net neutrality and our letter to DoT conveying our concerns with regard to the steps that still need to be taken to protect and uphold net neutrality.

Delaying the inevitable: Implementation of CERT-In’s Cybersecurity Directions gets a piecemeal extension

CERT-In has extended the timeline for partial enforcement of Cyber Security Directions dated April 28, 2022. The timeline for enforcement of the directions by MSMEs and enforcement of Direction 5 (a) and (f) by entities mentioned in Direction 5 is September 25, 2022.

SnTHostings - a VPN, Seedbox and Root Server provider - urges MeitY to withdraw the unlawful CERT-In direction which will be effective from June 27, 2022

SnTHosting has addressed legal representation to MeitY seeking recall of the CERT-In Directions which mandate them to surveil their users and collect their personal data and make such data available to CERT-In on demand.