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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

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
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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
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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
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He sees you when you're sleeping, He knows when you're awake, He gets your personal data and sells it for your own sake. #DystopiaBells

We write to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology enquiring on the status of the Draft Data Protection Bill. The need for a rights-based framework has never been more immediate.
23 July, 2019
3 min read

We might be in the market for a new kind of face mask.

The NCRB has invited bids for the implementation of Automated Facial Recognition Systems. We sent a legal notice to the NCRB because concerns such as discriminatory profiling and privacy violations are just the tip of the iceberg of problems this technology will bring about.
18 July, 2019
3 min read

A Tale of Rogue Pirates, Ashok Kumars and ISPs caught in the middle: RTI data on court ordered website blocking reveals worrying trends #WhatTheBlock

RTI data reveals that 31 court orders in IP infringement cases have led to blocking of thousands of websites. Most of these orders have been passed ex parte and permit blocking of the whole website rather than specific URLs.
11 July, 2019
6 min read

The Madras HC allows our intervention in the Aadhaar and Social Medial linking petition.

Two PILs were filed in the Madras High Court requesting the linking of Aadhaar to social media accounts. Concerned with its impact on fundamental rights, IFF's intervention applications have been accepted by the Court.
27 June, 2019
4 min read

The purpose of 'Public' in 'Public Consultation', lest we merely consult.

The Draft Personal Data Protection Bill was first put up for public consultation in August 2018. While there have been many responses, these submissions have not been made public. This lack of transparency is a cause for concern as the Bill moves to Parliament.
25 June, 2019
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And we can't stop, and we won't stop #SaveOurPrivacy continues...

This budget session of parliament is super important to your privacy. Read on to understand how #SaveOurPrivacy is fighting hard to advance your rights!
24 June, 2019
3 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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