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Pegasus: Rupesh Kumar Singh and Ipsa Shatakshi and other journalists approach SC

Rupesh Kumar Singh and Ipsa Shatakshi, activists reporting on issues related to Adivasi people in Jharkhand, approached the SC asking to declare that the use of a spyware such as Pegasus is unconstitutional. IFF has provided legal assistance.
05 August, 2021
4 min read

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Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for July, 2021

Since our last report for the month of June, IFF has filed 29 RTI requests, 3 First Appeals and 3 Second Appeals. Here, we give you an overview of the requests filed and why demanding transparency and accountability from Government authorities is important.
03 August, 2021
6 min read

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SC directs States, UTs and High Courts to reply to PUCL’s Application

PUCL's application seeks direction to ensure that authorities do not continue to prosecute individuals under S.66A of the IT Act, 2000. Supreme Court heard PUCL's application and sought responses from all State's, UT's and High Court's.
02 August, 2021
6 min read

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What to do if your social media account is blocked?

Refer to this explainer to understand what to do if your account is blocked on social media channels like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
30 July, 2021
6 min read

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Line-by-line verification of the IT Minister's Statement on the Pegasus Hacks

In this post, we present to you a line-by-line verification of the IT Minister's statement on Pegasus, wherein we use a constitutional, legal, and people-centric lens to debunk and correct falsehoods and misinterpretations.
30 July, 2021
8 min read

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State Governments need to step up on the Pegasus issue

Cognisant of the legal injuries as well as the violations of fundamental rights that have occurred in light of the Pegasus spyware revelations, we wrote to the state governments of Maharashtra & Chhattisgarh to institute investigations into the use of spyware against citizens.
29 July, 2021
4 min read

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#PrivacyOfThePeople - To Date or To Data? / Swipe Left on Surveillance

In continuation of our weekly series #PrivacyOfThePeople, we examine how dating and matrimonial services share your personal data and just how well the Bill protects us. We explore the need to secure such data as well as why the current regulations are inadequate.
28 July, 2021
5 min read

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DMCA Infringements: Much Ado About Copying?

In this explainer, we provide an insight into how the Digital Millennium Copyright Act came to be, how it affects us as Indian users of the internet and what we can do to peacefully coexist with DMCA.
27 July, 2021
6 min read

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Securing Examination Data: No Child’s Play

Concerned about the threat to children's privacy and safety caused by such data breaches, in July 2021, IFF sent thirty-two representations to the State and Union Territory Commissions for the Protection of Child Rights in India.
26 July, 2021
8 min read

IFF Releases Legislative Brief on Digital Rights for the Monsoon Session of the Parliament

As the Monsoon Session of the Parliament commences, we have prepared our first legislative brief on digital rights to highlight some of the focus areas within the larger issues of data protection and digital rights that call for the extensive deliberation in the houses of the Parliament.
24 July, 2021
10 min read

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