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#PrivacyOfThePeople: Gig and app-based workers

In the latest post in our #PrivacyOfThePeople series, we look at the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 on gig workers. We examine the minimal data rights provided to these workers by work agreements, how the PDPB would affect these conditions, and how these issues can be remedied.
30 September, 2021
5 min read

Digital Patrakar Defence Clinic is back again for October!

IFF in collaboration with FMP launched DPDC in September to provide pro bono legal assistance to journalists. DPDC will continue to provide pro bono legal assistance throughout the year. In this post we highlight who can apply for the Clinic, and the pro bono legal services offered.
29 September, 2021
3 min read

Vaccination is essential; Vaccine passports are not! #SaveOurPrivacy

In this explainer on vaccine passports, we try to examine the ethical, legal and privacy concerns surrounding them.
28 September, 2021
5 min read

The internet cannot be suspended in entire districts to prevent cheating in exams - IFF writes to the Rajasthan Government.

IFF writes to the officers of the Rajasthan Government expressing concerns about the unlawful, unnecessary, disproportionate and improperly ordered internet shutdowns on September 26, 2021, purportedly ordered to prevent cheating in the Rajasthan Eligibility Exam for Teachers 2021.
27 September, 2021
5 min read

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

We analyse the transparency reports submitted by Google, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter in compliance with Rule 4(1)(d) of the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.
22 September, 2021
7 min read

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TRAI’s final roadmap for connectivity and broadband access is a mixed bag #AccessToInternet

After multiple rounds of consultation, the TRAI released its final recommendations on the Roadmap to promote broadband connectivity and enhanced broadband speed. Some of the recommendations we had made during the consultations were reflected in the final report, albeit with certain modifications.
20 September, 2021
6 min read

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May threaten 'independence of media' and violate freedom of speech: Madras HC on the IT Rules

Madras High Court finds merit in Mr Krishna’s contention that Part II of the Rules violated the right to speech, and held that any action taken under Rule 3 read with Rule 7 shall be subject to the decision in the petition. The Court has also affirmed the previous stay on Rule 9.
17 September, 2021
6 min read

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Level up your digital security hygiene! Cybersec Charcha #5

Exploring the digital hygiene practices that must be implemented by everyone living in a digital world!
16 September, 2021
8 min read

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The case of the missing consultation response: Missing submissions to the Agristack consultations

Responses to our RTIs indicate that submissions from some organisations on the Agristack consultation paper were not received. Together with the AIKS, we wrote to the Agristack Working Group and the DACFW, re-submitting our suggestions and asking why they were not received in the first place.
15 September, 2021
5 min read

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Pegasus Scandal: it's been two months with no investigation! #SaveOurPrivacy

Read our submission to the West Bengal Commission of Inquiry on the Pegasus issue in which we highlight the need to question the relevant government stakeholders.
13 September, 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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