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Need for surveillance reform stronger than ever in light of the Draft Data Protection Bill, 2021 #SaveOurPrivacy

The Draft Data Protection Bill, 2021 is here but does it protect Indian citizens against over-broad government surveillance? The answer is a disappointing no.
21 December, 2021
8 min read

Comparing the Draft Data Protection Bill, 2021 with its predecessors

How have user rights fared through the multiple iterations of India's data protection law? In this post, we compare the latest version of the Bill to earlier versions to fund out.
17 December, 2021
12 min read

Key Takeaways: The JPC Report and the Data Protection Bill, 2021 #SaveOurPrivacy

The report of the JPC on the PDPB was finally tabled in Parliament on December 16, 2021. Read on to learn about the 10 key takeaways from the report on issues such as user consent, user rights, the nature of the proposed Data Protection Authority, and exemptions granted to governments.
16 December, 2021
17 min read

Over to you MeitY: IFF's representation on CERT-In's Responsible Vulnerability Disclosure and Coordination Policy

CERT-In responded to our representation on the Responsible Vulnerability Disclosure and Coordination Policy and clarified that the Policy is following the existing provisions of the law. Therefore, now we ask MeitY to amend the law to provide a safe harbour for security researchers.
10 December, 2021
4 min read

#SocialMediaComplianceWatch: analysis of Social Media Compliance Reports of September, 2021

SSMI reports in compliance with Rule 4(1)(d) of the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 have been analysed for the month of September.
09 December, 2021
7 min read

Progress of Pegasus investigations around the world #SaveOurPrivacy

Countries around the world were rocked by the Pegasus revelations. We take a look at the actions being taken in other jurisdictions in light of the shocking reports.
08 December, 2021
5 min read

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
7 min read

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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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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