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Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for November 2021

Since our last report for the month of September, IFF has filed 37 RTI requests and 1 first appeal. Here is an overview of the requests filed and an analysis of the responses we have received from the different public authorities.
07 December, 2021
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Concerned with frequent internet suspensions, Parliamentary Committee recommends an overhaul.

The Standing Committee on IT has published its report on ‘Suspension of telecom services/internet and its impact’. The report has a range of recommendations including a review of the legal regime for suspension of internet services and establishing a database of internet shutdown orders.
04 December, 2021
6 min read

DHC directs CIC to decide IFF’s appeals within 8 weeks

Delhi High Court directs CIC to decide IFF's appeals which seek statistical data regarding the surveillance orders under Section 69 of the Information Technology Act, 2000.
02 December, 2021
3 min read

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The National Digital Education Architecture: An explainer

In our latest explainer, we look at the National Digital Education Architecture, detailing what this policy entails and exploring its legislative and policy origins. We also explore issues of a lack of internet access, low digital literacy, and an inadequate consent framework.
01 December, 2021
7 min read

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One year of #ProjectPanoptic

As we celebrate the one year anniversary of our Project Panoptic, we take a look back at everything we have been able to achieve through the project and what we aim to do moving forward.
29 November, 2021
5 min read

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The Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 has adopted its final report. What now? #SaveOurPrivacy

The JPC on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 has adopted the final version of its report and is expected to table it in Parliament during the upcoming Winter Session. Here, we look at the possible ways forward for the PDPB and highlight some of the issues that may emerge from the final report.
26 November, 2021
6 min read

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Dead and Alive: Affidavits filed by States and High Courts reveal 470 pending cases under the struck down S.66A

States and High courts reveal that 470 cases are pending under the struck down S.66A, in response to an application filed by PUCL.
25 November, 2021
5 min read

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#PrivacyofThePeople: Society and community management apps

What are the privacy implications of society and community management apps that resident associations are increasingly adopting in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities across India? IFF analyses user rights from harm and consent-based frameworks, and how the upcoming data protection law may protect users.
24 November, 2021
5 min read

Whither net neutrality? On the urgent need to implement the TRAI’s recommendations on net neutrality

We wrote to the Minister for Telecommunications, Ashwini Vaishnaw to highlight the lack of implementation of TRAI’s recommendations regarding the enforcement of net neutrality principles by ISPs, which included establishing an independent Multi Stakeholder Body by the DoT.
23 November, 2021
5 min read

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IFF releases Legislative Brief on Digital Rights for Winter Session 2021

Before the commencement of the Winter Session of the Parliament, we have prepared our second Legislative Brief on Digital Rights. In our brief, we highlight some of the focus areas within the larger issue of digital rights that call for the extensive deliberation in Parliament.
19 November, 2021
6 min read

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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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