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Dear Standing Committee, We Have Some Questions on Pegasus

We wrote to the Standing Committee on IT with questions for the MHA, MeitY and MoC related to the Pegasus revelations.
23 July, 2021
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#PrivacyOfThePeople - Why Student Data should be Students’ Data

In the continuation of our weekly series #PrivacyOfThePeople, we examine the growing interest in students’ data and what the Bill has to say when it comes to student data. We explore the need to secure such data as well as why current regulations inadequately protect student data.
22 July, 2021
5 min read

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E-commerce Rules amendments: Protects consumers but lacks clarity

The recently proposed changes to the e-commerce rules, seek to ensure consumer protection against unfair trade practices However, in a bid to create a more robust compliance mechanism, the rules run the risk of creating greater fault lines in India’s e-commerce industry.
20 July, 2021
6 min read

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Women’s safety on the internet has to account for intersectionality

In light of recent incident wherein women belonging to the Muslim community were targeted, we have written to the NCW & DCW with our recommendations as well as to GoDaddy.com asking them to remove the domain registered with them.
19 July, 2021
6 min read

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IFF’s Statement on Hacking Revelations made by the Pegasus Project

Read our statement in response to the revelations made by the Pegasus Project which revealed that over 300 verified Indian mobile telephone numbers were targeted by the Israeli spyware firm, NSO Group.
19 July, 2021
3 min read

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Update: India’s incoming data laws need our urgent attention

The report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 is to be submitted next week. In this blogpost, we look at the possible ways forward for the Bill, highlight some of the issues that may emerge, and provide recommendations for addressing them.
17 July, 2021
5 min read

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Big Tech releases its transparency reports in compliance with the IT Rules: Here’s what we found

Google, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter have released their transparency reports in compliance with Rule 4(1)(d) of the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (the 2021 IT Rules).
16 July, 2021
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Spooked by the Zombie? Ministry of Home Affairs issues notification directing all S.66A cases to stop

Prompted by our application, the Ministry of Home Affairs, on July 14, 2021 issued a notification directing all law enforcement authorities to stop registering new cases under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and to immediately withdraw all pending cases.
15 July, 2021
4 min read

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Analysing the NDHM’s Health Data Management Policy: Part 2

Along with the Centre for Health Equity, Law, and Policy, we have drafted a working paper analysing the NDHM's Health Data Management Policy. Here, we look at issues of consent and confidentiality, data privacy and security, exclusion, and private sector access to health data.
15 July, 2021
11 min read

Will India's Healthcare Data Be Protected? #PrivacyOfThePeople

In the continuation of our weekly series #PrivacyOfThePeople, we look at the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in relation to healthcare data. We explore the need to secure such data as well as why private companies and foreign hackers are interested in the data of senior citizens.
14 July, 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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