Updates

Winter Session 2021: A Digital Rights Review

The Winter session saw frequent disruptions. However, with the JPC reports being tabled, the Parliament proved to be crucial for digital rights.
25 December, 2021
8 min read

We take action against Hack-for-Hire firm Belltrox #SaveOurPrivacy

Based on recent disclosures from Meta-Facebook, we have filed a criminal compliant against Delhi-based hack-for-hire firm Belltrox.
24 December, 2021
4 min read

Dissent is democratic: Looking at the dissent notes in the report of the JPC #SaveOurPrivacy

In the final report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, 8 Members of Parliament have filed dissent notes against the final recommendations. In this post, we look at what the MPs are saying and explain the various amendments proposed by them.
23 December, 2021
6 min read

Need for surveillance reform stronger than ever in light of the Draft Data Protection Bill, 2021 #SaveOurPrivacy

The Draft Data Protection Bill, 2021 is here but does it protect Indian citizens against over-broad government surveillance? The answer is a disappointing no.
21 December, 2021
8 min read

Comparing the Draft Data Protection Bill, 2021 with its predecessors

How have user rights fared through the multiple iterations of India's data protection law? In this post, we compare the latest version of the Bill to earlier versions to fund out.
17 December, 2021
12 min read

Key Takeaways: The JPC Report and the Data Protection Bill, 2021 #SaveOurPrivacy

The report of the JPC on the PDPB was finally tabled in Parliament on December 16, 2021. Read on to learn about the 10 key takeaways from the report on issues such as user consent, user rights, the nature of the proposed Data Protection Authority, and exemptions granted to governments.
16 December, 2021
17 min read

Over to you MeitY: IFF's representation on CERT-In's Responsible Vulnerability Disclosure and Coordination Policy

CERT-In responded to our representation on the Responsible Vulnerability Disclosure and Coordination Policy and clarified that the Policy is following the existing provisions of the law. Therefore, now we ask MeitY to amend the law to provide a safe harbour for security researchers.
10 December, 2021
4 min read

#SocialMediaComplianceWatch: analysis of Social Media Compliance Reports of September, 2021

SSMI reports in compliance with Rule 4(1)(d) of the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 have been analysed for the month of September.
09 December, 2021
7 min read

Progress of Pegasus investigations around the world #SaveOurPrivacy

Countries around the world were rocked by the Pegasus revelations. We take a look at the actions being taken in other jurisdictions in light of the shocking reports.
08 December, 2021
5 min read

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