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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.
11 July, 2022
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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.
06 July, 2022
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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.
05 July, 2022
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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.
04 July, 2022
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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.
30 June, 2022
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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.
29 June, 2022
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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.
28 June, 2022
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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.
25 June, 2022
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Further disclosures by Facebook whistleblower reveal political bias

Facebook whistleblower Sophie Zhang has made fresh disclosures which raise further concerns about Facebook's functioning in India.
20 June, 2022
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Take 2: MeitY's attempts at data governance continue to fall short

Read our comments submitted as part of the public consultation for the Draft National Data Governance Framework Policy.
14 June, 2022
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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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