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Bulk data sharing policy scrapped is an incremental victory that requires follow up action #SaveOurPrivacy

The MoRTH has scrapped its Bulk Data Sharing Policy. While this is a great step, there are a few critical privacy loopholes that still remain to be addressed. We wrote to the ministry identifying as well providing recommendations to tackle these loopholes.
30 June, 2020
6 min read

Joint Statement : The Government of Kerala must withdraw compulsory Aadhaar for state government jobs

Kalyani Menon Sen, a petitioner in the Aadhaar case has sent a legal notice to the Government of Kerala which has made Aadhaar mandatory for state government jobs. We are issuing a joint statement supporting this action.
29 June, 2020
3 min read

Whistleblower provides blocking orders for over 4000 websites #WhatTheBlock

A whistleblower provided us with blocking orders for more than 4000 websites in India. A majority of them are due to copyright claims and court orders.
26 June, 2020
3 min read

We wrote to the PMO & DoT on the Access to Internet issue which is persisting in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands #DigitalAndamans #4GforAll

We have written to the Prime Minister’s Office and the Department of Telecommunications highlighting the prevalent issues in A&N Islands and providing certain recommendations.
26 June, 2020
3 min read

How (cyber)safe are the Indian citizens? Think again and think harder. #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the Committee on IT, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, and the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. We highlighted the presence of massive cybersecurity threats in India and the need for reinstating parliamentary deliberation for protecting citizens' rights.
24 June, 2020
7 min read

The ongoing illegal use of drones for mass surveillance by the Delhi Police needs to be investigated #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the MCA and DGCA asking them to recall the conditional exemption allowing the use of drones for COVID-19 related operations and to commence an investigation into the ongoing illegal use of drones by the Delhi Police for mass surveillance.
23 June, 2020
3 min read

Surveillance of social media users is not the solution for fake news #SaveOurPrivacy

We sent a legal notice to BECIL against a tender for procurement of fact verification and disinformation detection tools which will lead to mass surveillance of social media users.
19 June, 2020
5 min read

Mass Surveillance? You decide as per DoT’s RTI responses #SaveOurPrivacy

RTI responses received by IFF raise concerns about illegal mass surveillance and do not support DoT's claim that bulk Call Data Records were sought for call drop analysis.
16 June, 2020
6 min read

For the people of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, 4G internet at reasonable tariffs is still a dream... #DigitalAndaman #4GforAll

In this blogpost, we aim to highlight the access to internet problems being faced by the citizens of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands with a focus on the delays in the ongoing CANI Submarine Cable Systems Project.
10 June, 2020
8 min read

We urge the DOT to unblock WeTransfer. Open up our RTI resources to the public. #WhatTheBlock

Popular file-sharing service service, "WeTransfer'' has been blocked by a direction issued by the Department of Telecom (DoT). We have approached it to recall it's order.
09 June, 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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