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Updates

The Delhi Police must stop it's facial recognition system

We wrote to the Delhi Police demanding a complete halt and recall of Automated Facial Recognition System.
29 December, 2019
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The DGCA must take urgent action against the illegal use of surveillance drones.

We wrote to the Office of the Director General of Civil Aviation urging for urgent action against police departments using illegal drones.
28 December, 2019
3 min read

For preventing red tape and impairing innovation we submit counter-comments to TRAI on the could services consultation

We just submitted our counter comments on the paper to prevent red-rape and over regulation of the cloud services sector.
27 December, 2019
3 min read

Say no to overregulation of digital news media

In its current form, the RPP Bill is plagued by definitional confusion and lack of a clearly stated purpose. We urge the government to start from a clean slate by publishing a whitepaper and conducting public consultation.
23 December, 2019
3 min read

We need a transparent and accessible Joint Parliamentary Committee on Data Protection!

To ensure people are brought to the forefront in determining their own data protection regime, we write to the Joint Parliamentary Committee with a few suggestions.
20 December, 2019
2 min read

Here comes the Bill, all dressed in Nil #SaveOurPrivacy

As the Data Protection Bill has made its appearance, we list out existing and new additions to our concerns with the Bill.
17 December, 2019
6 min read

The MHA and DOT need to issue advisories against Internet Shutdowns.

We write to the MHA and the DOT on the urgent need for an advisory against disruptions of internet services.
16 December, 2019
2 min read

Delhi HC issues notice to the government for blocking satirical Dowry Calculator website

On Tuesday, the Delhi High Court issued notice to MeitY, DoT and Ministry of WCD for blocking the satirical Dowry Calculator website without complying with the provisions of Section 69A of the IT Act and the Blocking Rules made thereunder.
16 December, 2019
4 min read

Statement against Internet Shutdowns in the North East

Internet shutdowns are a pan-India problem and there is no conclusive evidence that they prevent violence. We urge the Central Government to consider issuing an advisory on the frequent use of internet disruptions.
12 December, 2019
2 min read

Rajasthan internet shutdown orders continue to be issued by unauthorized officials

Rajasthan internet shutdown orders continue to be issued by Divisional Commissioners who lack authority to suspend telecom services. Further, many orders were issued in circumstances which do not seem to satisfy the public emergency/public safety requirement under the law.
09 December, 2019
6 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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