Internet Freedom Foundation defends online freedom, privacy and innovation in India.

Born out of the SaveTheInternet.in movement for net neutrality, IFF works on a range of issues including net neutrality, free expression, privacy and innovation.

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Updates

Committee on IT : Get up! Stand up, for our privacy rights! #AarogyaSetu #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the Standing Committee for Information Technology to hold hearings on Aarogya Setu.
08 May, 2020
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The Internet Should Not Become a Boys Club

We wrote to the WCD Ministry and DCW about the need to address image based sexual abuse on the internet in a rights respecting manner in light of the recent 'Boiz Locker Room' incident.
07 May, 2020
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We legally contest the Noida authorities order of criminally prosecuting people who do not have Aarogya Setu #SaveOurPrivacy

Earlier today we facilitated a legal challenge to the Noida Authorities to revoke the mandatory imposition of Aarogya Setu under a threat of criminal imprisonment.
06 May, 2020
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Supreme Court reserves order in petitions seeking restoration of 4G internet in Jammu & Kashmir

Today, the Supreme Court heard substantive arguments regarding the constitutionality and legality of the internet slowdown in Jammu & Kashmir during the COVID-19 pandemic and reserved its order in the matter.
04 May, 2020
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45 organizations and more than 100 prominent individuals push back against the coercion of Aarogya Setu

We have sent a joint representation to the Prime Minister's Office that is endorsed by 45 organisations and more than 100 individuals against the mandatory use of the Aarogya Setu App dated May 1, 2020.
02 May, 2020
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Workers of a digital world unite to advance privacy, dignity and autonomy! #SaveOurPrivacy

This May Day, IFF and a diverse group of individuals and organizations write to the government to ensure that privacy, dignity and autonomy of workers is not compromised during the COVID-19 crisis.
01 May, 2020
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We wrote to the HMO urging them to issue an advisory against arrests for social media use under the Epidemic Diseases Act #FreeToMeme

We have written to the Union Home Ministry to urgently issue an advisory to State Governments with a draft SOP, to tackle the menace of COVID-19 related disinformation without resorting to overzealous criminal prosecutions.
30 April, 2020
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66A Zombies continue to menace Free Speech on the Internet #ZombieTracker

Despite repeated directions by the Supreme Court, that all pending cases under S. 66A of the Information Technology Act be closed and also that no fresh charges may be registered, the provision continues to be invoked across the country.
28 April, 2020
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Legal Notice to BECIL for it's tender to procure employee tracking smartwatches and a Covid-19 mass surveillance system #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF has sent a legal notice to a government entity BECIL that intends to procure two items (amongst a larger procurement of various other medical safety devices), i.e. “Personnel Tracking GPS Solution” and the “Covid–19 Patient Tracking Tool”.
26 April, 2020
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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