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Facial Recognition Laws in the United States #ProjectPanoptic

In the first part of our new series on FRT regulation around the world, we will take a look at what are the existing laws regulating FRT in the United States, how they developed and where regulation is headed.
03 May, 2021
6 min read

Bad Rules for Good Governance

We explain why the Aadhaar Good Governances Rules are unconstitutional as they exceed the limits of the Aadhaar Act, violate the Puttaswamy judgement and proportionality test, and are vague and non-voluntary. We have petitioned the Committees on Subordinate Legislation to review the Rules.
27 April, 2021
7 min read

#StartfromScratch: Constitutional Utopias of Digital Protection

In the final piece in our series on the Data Protection Bill, we first explain the 7 fundamental principles of the Indian Privacy Code. Then we analyse two alternative data protection bills: the Data (Privacy and Protection) Bill, 2017 and the Personal Data and Information Privacy Code Bill, 2019.
23 April, 2021
9 min read

Launching CyberSec Charcha: IFF's monthly digital security update!

We are launching CyberSec Charcha, a free, monthly cyber security newsletter with a round up of the latest developments in digital security. Sign up today!
22 April, 2021
5 min read

Without prejudice: The least the government can do is proactively publish judicial orders for website blocking #WhatTheBlock

We wrote to Ministry of Electronics & IT asking them to, at the least, consider proactive publication of judicial orders and maintaining a public list of websites/URLs blocked under it.
21 April, 2021
5 min read

We urge CBSE to consider the pandemic as a time for care for students, not violations of their privacy.

Read our analysis of CBSE's response to our representation on facial recognition use on students for access to digital documents.
16 April, 2021
5 min read

Joint Statement: Say no to Aadhaar based Facial Recognition for Vaccination!

In the Joint Statement, we highlight our concerns on the use of this inaccurate technology for access to vaccines, how it may lead to potentially life threatening exclusion and ask for public support & sign ons.
14 April, 2021
11 min read

Buffering Justice : A call for greater participation in the Draft Vision Document for Judicial Digitisation

E-Committee has released the draft vision document of e-Courts Project Phase III. We encourage you to submit your comments on [email protected]. In this post, we have provided our inputs on the document.
13 April, 2021
9 min read

Sustained, strategic litigation helps advance transparency in digital policymaking #SaveOurPrivacy

Updates from the High Court of Delhi on the writ petition of Saurav Das who is challenging the Central Information Commission's order denying him information on Aarogya Setu.
12 April, 2021
5 min read

Breach please! Why companies like Facebook need to be held accountable by CERT-IN.

Personal data of 60 Lakh Indian Facebook users is available on the internet for free. We provide suggestions on what you can do and we update you on the steps we have taken.
09 April, 2021
5 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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