SOS : Three ways how the Department of Telecom can help #FlattenTheCurve #SaveTheInternet

With many workplaces putting into place work from home plans, voice and data connectivity become critical. To ensure that high quality bandwidth is available to all parts of India we have suggested specific steps to be taken by the Department of Telecom.

Illegal use of Facial Recognition for Voter Verification in Telangana #ProjectPanoptic

IFF filed RTI requests with the Telangana State Election Commission and Telangana State Technology Services pursuant to the use of Facial Recognition Technology for voter verification in the urban local body elections in Kompally in January, 2020.

MeitY defends blocking of satirical Dowry Calculator website #FreeToMeme

MeitY's response to Tanul Thakur's petition against the blocking of his Dowry Calculator website demonstrates lack of understanding of satire and non compliance with principles of natural justice.

Read our follow up letter to Justice A.P. Shah on self-censorship by Hotstar and the IAMAI’s self regulation code #LetUsChill

IFF has written to Justice AP Shah and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). In it we have expressed our concerns of self censorship by Hotstar and pressure by Government to get the entire online content industry to follow the IAMAI's Code for Self-Regulation.

IFF writes to the Delhi Committee for Peace and Harmony on their social media crackdown #FreeToMeme

The Delhi Government constituted a Committee for Peace and Harmony to investigate hateful content and fake news over social media. As it stands it will enable over censorship and chilling effect. IFF has written a letter to the Committee’s chairperson along with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

What the Block?! IFF has heard your complaints and is taking action #SaveTheInternet

IFF received multiple complaints of irregular website blocking by ISPs in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The ISPs, namely ACT and BSNL, said they received directions from the DoT. Since this appears to be a network neutrality violation, IFF has written to the DoT and TRAI to look into it.