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#PrivacyofthePeople: The boom of facial recognition technology in private spaces

The unregulated use of facial recognition by private actors in India is increasing for the sake of convenience. Read this post to understand why sacrificing privacy for convenience is harmful in the long run.
31 August, 2022
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Delhi HC dismisses WhatsApp’s appeal to restrain CCI from investigating its Privacy Policy

Delhi HC upheld Competition Regulator's order directing an investigation into WhatsApp's 2021 Privacy Policy. The Court agreed that there was a prima facie reason to investigate the Privacy Policies.
27 August, 2022
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Pegasus Investigation Report to remain in sealed cover despite containing evidence that 5 phones had malware

The SC-appointed committee on use of Pegasus has concluded that malware was found in 5 out of 29 phones submitted to it, but the use of Pegasus could not be confirmed. Furthermore, the Report is to remain in sealed covers in a move against public transparency and accountability.
26 August, 2022
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Bittersweet moment: 5 years to the landmark Privacy judgement, but no data protection law yet! #SaveOurPrivacy

Today, August 24, 2022, marks the 5th year anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court Right to Privacy judgement, a momentous day for the history of digital rights & freedom. Read on to know how the decision advanced jurisprudence on key issues & how its implementation has been far from perfect.
24 August, 2022
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Delhi Police's claims that FRT is accurate with a 80% match are 100% scary

RTI responses reveal that the Delhi Police is treating 80% accurate FRT matches as positive results. Read our analysis on how this will lead to severe rights violations.
17 August, 2022
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Monsoon Session 2022: A Digital Rights Review

The Monsoon session of Parliament was held from July 18, 2022 to August 8, 2022. Parliament adjourned sine die two working days ahead of schedule, having sat for 16 days. This post aims to assess how the Parliament fared with respect to digital rights.
17 August, 2022
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India @ 75 | Digital Rights Ka Amrit Mahotsav?

Where do the rights of Indian internet users stand as the country celebrates 75 years of independence? Read our short analysis and statement on status of digital rights in India.
15 August, 2022
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IAMAI leads effort to establish a self-regulatory body; We release the draft document in public interest.

Recent reports suggest that efforts to establish a Self-Regulatory Grievance Redressal Board (“the Board”), led by the IAMAI, is underway. We are making this draft “Code For Establishing A Self Regulatory Grievance Redressal Board” public in the wider interest of the citizens of India.
13 August, 2022
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Here lies the Data Protection Bill, 2021

Read our statement on the withdrawal of the Data Protection Bill, 2021.
04 August, 2022
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Telangana's Agriculture data management policy: The good, bad, and ugly.

The Government of Telangana issued the Draft Agricultural Data Management Policy, 2022 for public consultation. We sent our comments, in the format prescribed by the state government, listing our concerns and suggestions.
03 August, 2022
5 min read

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