Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for December 2021

Since our last report for the month of November, IFF has filed 21 RTI requests and 5 first appeals. In this post, we give you an overview of the requests filed and an analysis of the responses we have received from the different public authorities.

Telangana High Court issues notice in India’s first legal challenge to the deployment of Facial Recognition Technology

Telangana High Court has issued notice in a petition by Mr. S.Q. Masood challenging the deployment of Facial Recognition Technology in Telangana. IFF provided legal support.

2021: New beginnings in digital security

2021 was an important year for us because we did a lot of new things. Over this short year end catch up on digital security, we’ll walk you through what we did, our achievements and disappointments, and more importantly what we learned and our path ahead in 2022.

2021: Building a stronger IFF with Community and Operations

Donate to help sustain our work Fundraising : In numbersIFF’s fundraising model is based on individualised giving and the membership programme (recurring donations) has always been at the core of it. Over the past year, our membership base grew to 427 recurring donors, donating at an average of Rs. 800

2021: Bringing public policy closer to the public

tl;drThroughout 2021, we have tried to respond to the various policy initiatives and projects launched by the Central and State governments with meaningful and privacy-respecting policy analysis. We have also utilized the Right to Information Act, 2005 to bring accountability in the working of every public authority. ConsultationsDate Consultation

2021 : Digital Transparency informs public debate

tl;drThroughout 2021, we have tried to raise awareness around the various policies and projects that the Central and State government have developed and introduced. By utilising the Right to Information Act, 2005 as well as the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (‘IT

2021: A year of standing for your digital rights in courts

As a digital liberties organisation, IFF’s mission statement is to ensure that Indian citizens can use the internet with liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. To that end, we engage in strategic litigation to defend the rights of the litigants that approach us and make incremental changes in society. In

Winter Session 2021: A Digital Rights Review

The Winter session saw frequent disruptions. However, with the JPC reports being tabled, the Parliament proved to be crucial for digital rights.

We take action against Hack-for-Hire firm Belltrox #SaveOurPrivacy

Based on recent disclosures from Meta-Facebook, we have filed a criminal compliant against Delhi-based hack-for-hire firm Belltrox.

Dissent is democratic: Looking at the dissent notes in the report of the JPC #SaveOurPrivacy

In the final report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, 8 Members of Parliament have filed dissent notes against the final recommendations. In this post, we look at what the MPs are saying and explain the various amendments proposed by them.