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Updates

STI policy needs more innovation!

Along with Civic Data Lab, we have submitted our comments on the Draft 5th National Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. In our comments, we highlighted several issues: the need to expand STI capacity by increasing R&D spending, improving inclusion and access, and promoting open science.
27 January, 2021
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A rose by any other name? CBSE's face matching technology is just facial recognition in disguise

Read our representation to CBSE highlighting the concerns that come along with the use of facial recognition technology which they have put in place for accessing digital documents.
21 January, 2021
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Delhi HC issues notice to govt in petition challenging denial of RTI regarding Aarogya Setu #SaveOurPrivacy

Today, the Delhi HC issued notice to the CPIOs of DeitY, MeitY, NeGD and NIC in a petition filed by RTI activist, Saurav Das, challenging denial of information relating to the creation of the Aarogya Setu app.
19 January, 2021
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Explainer: WhatsApp Privacy Policy Changes #SaveOurPrivacy

The new privacy policy confirms that Facebook may now have access to messages shared with businesses on WhatsApp and it provides more insight into expansive meta data collection by WhatsApp.
11 January, 2021
5 min read

We wrote to the UGC and the Ministry of Education on exam proctoring

Following multiple reports of the use of exam proctoring technology by various universities across the country, we wrote to the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Education.
09 January, 2021
3 min read

Bridge the #DigitalDivide: On chronic inequalities in internet access

Data from the 5th NFHS survey indicates that while internet access is increasing, a significant digital divide remains as a result of issues such as gender gaps and rural-urban gaps. These inequalities are also borne out by other government statistics and our conversations with stakeholders.
07 January, 2021
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Indian Kanoon defends the right to provide access to court records

In response to a petition filed before the Kerala HC, Indian Kanoon has clarified that a right to be forgotten cannot be judicially created without a statutory basis and explained that court records are public documents whose reproduction cannot be prohibited by citing the right to privacy.
05 January, 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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