IFF’s Comments on TRAI’s Recommendations on Free Data

This week, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India released a set of recommendations for Free Data in rural areas. This is the result of a process that started with a consultation paper this May. We appreciate TRAI’s efforts to increase internet penetration in rural areas. However, after carefully considering

IFF's Response to TRAI's WiFi Consultation Note

IFF has formally filed its inputs to TRAI's consultation note on WiFi hotspot proliferation. TRAI's note, which follows a larger consultation paper put out earlier this year, suggests a model for authentication linked to the Aadhaar/UID system, which presents significant risks to privacy and anonymity. We are concerned that

IFF Demands that Indore Collector Withdraw Notice on Social Media Censorship of Demonetisation-related media

The Internet Freedom Foundation today has sent a legal notice to Indore’s District Collector asking him to withdraw his recent order banning “misleading and objectionable” posts on social media related to demonetisation. We have asked the District Collector to rescind the order and publish a copy of the withdrawal

Concerns with TRAI’s new WiFi Hotspot consultation

This week, the TRAI put out a consultation note (PDF) on “interoperable and scalable public WiFi networks”. Essentially, they want to vastly increase the number of WiFi hotspots in India, and this is something they have been working on since July. That month, they released their first consultation paper on

Delhi High Court Whatsapp case calls for urgent government action to protect user privacy

Today (September 23, 2016) the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi passed orders in the case of Karmanya Singh Sareen and Anr. v. Union of India [W.P. (C) 7663/2016]. The case related to a prayer by the petitioners regarding a threat to their privacy due to product changes