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India must resist the lure of the Chinese model of online surveillance and censorship #IntermediaryRules #RightToMeme #SaveOurPrivacy

As reported in today’s front page story in the Indian Express, why is the government and large online platforms are privately discussing how to censor and break encryption of your social media and messaging. We explain...
24 December, 2018
5 min read

Explainer: How the MHA notification is another step in making India into a survelliance state #SaveOurPrivacy

So has the government merely issued a routine notification empowering intelligence agencies to gather intelligence to prevent terrorism or is this the creation of a surveillance state?
23 December, 2018
6 min read

66A and other Legal Zombies: Government responds but the horror continues #IFFresearch #RightToMeme

IFF's study on the continued use of Section 66A leads to a government response. But as fresh cases continue to be registered we press for more.
19 December, 2018
4 min read

We urge DOT to be a defender of digital rights. #KeepUsOnline #LetTheNetWork #KeepItOn #SaveTheInternet

We request the Department of Telecom to extend public victories on net neutrality and internet shutdowns.
18 December, 2018
2 min read

“No more data collection without privacy protection” #DNABill #SaveOurPrivacy

In the present winter session of parliment a key proposal impacting our privacy may pass into law. The, DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018 is up for consideration & passage and we need to oppose it.
11 December, 2018
1 min read

Winter (session) is here! #SaveOurPrivacy

The winter session of parliament will start on December 11, 2018 in which important legislative business on privacy will be conducted across three key legislations.
10 December, 2018
2 min read

OTT Regulation: Understanding the economic basis #SaveTheInternet #NetNeutrality

One of the core questions in the ongoing OTT consultation paper floated by the TRAI are the revenue losses by large telecom companies which would impair future telecom network investment. We look at the data...
07 December, 2018
7 min read

The drafting process for the Data Protection Bill should not be shrouded in secrecy #SaveOurPrivacy

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has denied SaveOurPrivacy.in's request for transparency in the drafting of India's privacy law. We have filed first appeals under the RTI Act.
06 December, 2018
2 min read

Understanding TRAI’s most recent “Over-The-Top” Consultation Paper #SaveTheInternet #NetNeutrality

UPDATE 08.12.2018 :   TRAI extends the submission guideline [https://www.trai.gov.in/sites/default/files/PRNo11807122018_0.pdf] by a month. New Date for submissions is now 07.01.2019. Counter comments is 21. Why have you created this public analysis? This is a public analysis for TRAI’s Consultation Paper on OTT [Over-The-Top] Consultation released on November 12, 2018. ‘OTT’ is an acronym that sounds dull, dry and technical -- we suspect just so that our eyes glaze over it -- and we stop pay
06 December, 2018
4 min read

An incremental victory in the Rajasthan HC against Internet Shutdowns #KeepUsOnline

While we can expect internet shutdowns in future, it will not be because of competitive examinations in Rajasthan. We thank the Petitioner, Dhirendra Rajpurohit.
04 December, 2018
4 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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