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Avoiding app bans with a nuanced policy approach #WhatTheBlock

The Government is looking to strengthen its stance on banning mobile apps. It is planning to come out with guidelines, flouting which any app can be banned. We feel that such wide scale banning operations undermine your digital rights. So, we wrote to them urging them to rethink the move.
04 August, 2020
4 min read

Explainer: Law enforcement access to personal electronic devices #SaveOurPrivacy

This explainer is to help the reader navigate a situation where the police seize and intend to/or demand access to your personal electronic device (PED) such as a mobile phone, laptop, tablet, etc.
03 August, 2020
5 min read

Over 130 individuals and organizations oppose mandatory use of Aarogya Setu in Delhi district courts #SaveOurPrivacy

The representation highlights that making Aarogya Setu a pre-condition to access judicial establishments is likely to create barriers to justice, compromise the privacy of lawyers and their clients, and lacks any basis in law.
30 July, 2020
5 min read

FMP files rejoinder before SC about Jammu & Kashmir 4G mobile internet ban #KeepUsOnline

During today's hearing before the Supreme Court, the Solicitor General sought an adjournment to go through FMP's rejoinder which challenges secrecy in the functioning of the Special Committee.
28 July, 2020
4 min read

The fight for fast and affordable internet in Andaman & Nicobar Islands continues... #4GforAll #InternetinAndaman

We wrote to Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, the Honourable Member of Parliament for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands stating our concerns and urging him to escalate the matter with PMO and MeitY.
27 July, 2020
2 min read

Fridays For Future India resists illegal website blocking #WhatTheBlock

Fridays for Future has written to the Delhi Police objecting to the blocking of its website for encouraging public participation in the consultation process for Draft EIA Notification 2020.
23 July, 2020
4 min read

Survey about use of Aarogya Setu for air travel #SaveOurPrivacy

Take this survey about use of Aarogya Setu for air travel so we can identify the scale of the problem and take appropriate remedial measures.
22 July, 2020
2 min read

Update on IFF's #ProjectPanoptic

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.
21 July, 2020
3 min read

Supreme Court directs Govt to file its reply in FMP's contempt petition #KeepUsOnline

The Supreme Court has directed the Government to file its reply in a contempt petition relating to the 4G mobile internet ban in Jammu & Kashmir.
16 July, 2020
3 min read

IFF's Legal Notice to the NCRB on the Revised RFP for the National Automated Facial Recognition System #ProjectPanoptic

IFF has sent the NCRB a legal notice asking them to recall the revised RFP for AFRS citing concerns of violations of fundamental rights of privacy and freedom of speech and expression.
15 July, 2020
7 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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