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Delhi Police is Collecting Data from Persons in Delhi Hailing from NE States, Ladakh & Darjeeling. We wrote to the Delhi Police Commissioner Raising Our Concerns.

Delhi Police has reportedly initiated a data collection exercise, through which they have asked Delhi residents from the Northeastern states, Darjeeling and Ladakh to provide their personal information through a Google Form.
14 August, 2023
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Statement: 100 Days of Manipur's Ongoing Illegal Internet Shutdown & Violation of Fundamental Rights

Today, August 11, 2023, marks 100 days of Manipur’s descent into a state-wide internet shutdown.
10 August, 2023
3 min read

DPDPB, 2023 in the Parliament: Dialogue, Drama, and Discord

The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023 (DPDPB, 2023) was passed in both Houses of the Parliament on August 09, after only approximately 2 hours of combined discussion. This post summarises the discussions (or the lack thereof) on the bill in both Houses of the Parliament.
10 August, 2023
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IFF’s first read of the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023

Read our initial analysis of the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023.
03 August, 2023
9 min read

Internet Freedom Foundation Statement on the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023

Read our statement on the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023.
03 August, 2023
2 min read

IFF writes to the Chief Secretary of Haryana about the ongoing internet shutdown

Home Department of the Haryana Government on July 31, 2023 ordered the suspension of mobile internet services, SMS and dongle services in certain districts in the State of Haryana.
02 August, 2023
5 min read

IFF explains: Worldcoin

Heard a lot about Worldcoin but don't know what it is? Read this explainer before signing up!
31 July, 2023
6 min read

Digital India Bill: Questions unanswered…

This post is meant for dissecting the meetings held by the MeitY on and the official discourse around the upcoming Digital India Bill. In addition to the statements made by the Minister of State, we are also going to be relying on the presentation shared in both meetings to conduct our analysis.
28 July, 2023
12 min read

Delhi HC directs the Union of India to consider unblocking of Tanul Thakur’s satirical website if a disclaimer is put in place

Tanul Thakur's satirical website, was banned by MeitY without providing him a hearing or a copy of the ban order. the Delhi HC directed the Union of India to consider unblocking the website if a suitable disclaimer is put in place within 6 weeks.
21 July, 2023
3 min read

Updates from the Bombay HC on the Petition Challenging the IT Amendment Rules, 2023

In June 2023, the Bombay High Court had directed for all the petitions to be listed on July 6 and 7, 2023, for final hearing. With the Petitioners having concluded their arguments, the matter will now be heard on August 31 & September 1, 2023. The Union of India will be making submissions.
21 July, 2023
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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