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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Cyber Democracy in association with IFF seeks to find answers to our some of our most pressing digital rights questions

What does democracy mean in the digital age? Cyber Democracy seeks to find out some answers.
26 February, 2020
3 min read

Lessons from the International Debate on Facial Recognition

We trace the international debate on use of facial recognition technology and recommend imposing a 3 year moratorium in India.
25 February, 2020
5 min read

Problems with Facial Recognition Technology Operating in a Legal Vacuum

While the obvious problem with introduction of facial recognition in India is that a faulty system with a high error rate may be implemented, the implementation of an accurate FRT system also raises serious privacy concerns.
20 February, 2020
5 min read

Introduction to Facial Recognition Projects in India

In the first of a three part series, we map major facial recognition projects being implemented by the Central and State Governments and broadly classify them according to intended purpose.
17 February, 2020
4 min read

On Valentine’s, we send a love letter for net neutrality to TRAI #SaveTheInternet

IFF responded to TRAI’s public consultation on net neutrality enforcement and highlighted the need to reduce discretion, increase transparency and accountability, boost the local measurement ecosystem, and build better more-inclusive institutions.
14 February, 2020
3 min read

An open letter to Justice A.P. Shah on the online video self-regulatory code

We write a letter to Justice Shah placing our concerns on the online video streaming self-regulatory body that he has been reported to head.
12 February, 2020
2 min read

Workplace Surveillance: Your employer could be watching you

Read IFF's public brief highlighting the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 on workplace surveillance and participate in the consultation being held by the Joint Parliamentary Committee.
12 February, 2020
3 min read

Online video streaming and TV are not the same. So why is the IAMAI trying to make it so?

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) launched a self-regulation code for online video streaming platforms. We have written to IAMAI asking them to roll it back since it is a precursor to self-censorship.
10 February, 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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