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Updates

We must prevent cloud cartels.

The TRAI invited comments on a consultation paper that suggested a framework for the registration of industry bodies for cloud services. We make our submission with concerns of jurisdiction, cartelisation and self-regulation.
06 December, 2019
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Recap Part II: Kashmir Communication Shutdown and Movement Restrictions Cases

Part II of the Recap summarizes arguments made by the petitioners and the government about the constitutional validity of the communication shutdown and movement restrictions in Kashmir under Articles 19 and 21 of the Constitution.
29 November, 2019
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Recap Part I: Kashmir Communication Shutdown and Movement Restrictions Cases

Part I of the Recap summarizes the arguments made by the petitioners and the government about statutory compliance of the orders issued under the Telecom Suspension Rules 2017 and Section 144, Cr.P.C.
28 November, 2019
6 min read

How far have we come as India prepares for its much awaited data protection law.

As the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 makes it way to Parliament, we showcase some of IFF's work in ensuring India has a well-established data protection framework.
27 November, 2019
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Government says judicial review of severity of the restrictions in Kashmir during August is an “academic exercise”

In yesterday's hearing, the Solicitor General argued that the telecom shutdown was necessary because digital platforms could be used for mobilisation by terrorists and separatists.
21 November, 2019
3 min read

We ask the Committee on IT to let those targeted by Pegasus be heard!

We ask the Standing Committee to invite those affected by Pegasus to provide testimonials.
21 November, 2019
3 min read

Journalistic bodies oppose communication and movement restrictions in Kashmir before the Supreme Court

In today's hearing, Mr. Huzefa Ahmadi and Mr. Dushyant Dave advanced arguments on behalf of the Indian Journalists Union and Foundation for Media Professionals respectively.
20 November, 2019
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IFF submits comments to the Standing Committee on Science & Tech highlighting worries with the DNA Bill, 2019.

The DNA Bill has been re-introduced in the Lok Sabha and also referred to the Standing Committee on Science and Technology which has invited comments. We had a lot of comments.
19 November, 2019
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Delhi HC directs Subodh Gupta to respond to impleadment application filed by Indian Journalists Union and allows Scene and Herd to contest anonymously (for now)

The Delhi HC has issued notice in the impleadment application filed by the Indian Journalists Union in Subodh Gupta's defamation suit and directed the Plaintiff to respond to concerns about overbroad censorship of news reports which adhere to professional journalistic standards of reporting.
18 November, 2019
4 min read

We provide the Standing Committees on Home Affairs with suggestions as they discuss the Pegasus scandal.

Press reports indicate interest has been showed by the Standing Committee on Home Affairs in examining the matter. We wrote to them with a few suggestions on the issue to take into consideration at their meeting today.
15 November, 2019
2 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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