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#PrivacySupreme: Two years of the Right to Privacy.

24 August 2019 marks the second anniversary of the Indian Supreme Court’s landmark judgement in KS Puttaswamy v. Union of India. We celebrate and critically appraise this moment as we discuss our next steps in protecting the Right to Privacy.
24 August, 2019
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IFF files independent expert's submission before Madras HC on PIL relating to encryption and traceability

IFF has filed an expert submission by Dr. Manoj Prabhakaran (Professor, IIT Bombay) which highlights the risks and long term ineffectiveness of Dr. Kamakoti's proposal to introduce traceability on encrypted platforms.
23 August, 2019
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Updates from the Supreme Court: Facebook's transfer petition of the Aadhaar-social media linking case in the Madras HC.

The Hon'ble SC issues notice to respondents, permits hearings to be continued in the Madras HC but directs that no final orders be given.
20 August, 2019
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Need silver linings? NPCI responds to our representation. It is investigating the Truecaller "Breach"

NPCI writes back indicated two specific steps to counter the Truecaller breach. First it had stopped on boarding new Truecaller users on the UPI Platform. Second the matter is under investigation and we will be informed after diligence is completed in all matters.
07 August, 2019
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We strongly condemn the communications blackout in Jammu and Kashmir and urge an end to internet shutdowns across India

The developments of the past few days are of immense consequence to the future of our democracy, and the voices from Jammu and Kashmir need to be heard the loudest, not silenced en masse.
06 August, 2019
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True (caller) or False (caller)? We ask NPCI to answer this question.

Truecaller users faced automatic registration of their UPI based IDs without their knowledge and consent. We write to the NPCI suggesting a few measures to consider in addressing these issues.
02 August, 2019
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We've been left on read : Lack of response from BSNL and DOT on Net Neutrality violations. #SaveTheInternet

With no response from the DOT and BSNL on continuing net neutrality violations, IFF has approached the issue with a three-pronged move.
29 July, 2019
2 min read

Personal Data and Information Privacy Code Bill, 2019 introduced in the Lok Sabha today! #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF goes to Parliament with Dr. Ravikumar (Lok Sabha, MP from Tamil Nadu). Today, the Personal Data and Information Privacy Code Bill, 2019 was introduced!
26 July, 2019
2 min read

Why is porn being blocked in India? #WhatTheBlock

RTI response from MeitY reveals that blocking of porn in India is a result of three court orders and ISPs have not been directed to pro-actively block porn websites.
25 July, 2019
4 min read

Vanakkam! Updates on the Aadhaar-social media linkage and encryption PIL before the Madras HC

At today's hearing, IFF placed on record its written submissions highlighting how proposed changes to the product design of social media platforms would harm user privacy and lead to over-broad automated censorship.
24 July, 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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