Updates

We wrote to the UGC and the Ministry of Education on exam proctoring

Following multiple reports of the use of exam proctoring technology by various universities across the country, we wrote to the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Education.
09 January, 2021
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Bridge the #DigitalDivide: On chronic inequalities in internet access

Data from the 5th NFHS survey indicates that while internet access is increasing, a significant digital divide remains as a result of issues such as gender gaps and rural-urban gaps. These inequalities are also borne out by other government statistics and our conversations with stakeholders.
07 January, 2021
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Indian Kanoon defends the right to provide access to court records

In response to a petition filed before the Kerala HC, Indian Kanoon has clarified that a right to be forgotten cannot be judicially created without a statutory basis and explained that court records are public documents whose reproduction cannot be prohibited by citing the right to privacy.
05 January, 2021
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2020 in Review: Impact through Strategic Litigation

Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, IFF has provided legal representation to nine organizations and individuals in 2020. The clients we have represented this year include media organizations, businessmen, environmentalists, disability rights activists and RTI activists.
31 December, 2020
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2020 in Review: Transparency for our digital rights

Read about all our initiatives throughout the year to increase transparency and accountability around digital rights issues in the country.
30 December, 2020
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2020 in Review: Policy Advocacy in the year of Covid

2020 has been quite the eventful year, and the policy front was no different. Here is a quick breakdown of all that we achieved this year. For 2021, we hope to further increase our collaboration to increase the impact of digital rights across the spectrum of individual liberty and social welfare.
29 December, 2020
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2020 in Review: Scaling up IFF's Operations and Community

In January 2020, we set out with concise goals: Streamline and standardise internal processes and pick up the pace with our community engagement efforts.
28 December, 2020
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Statement: IFF joins international civil society orgs to oppose the NSO Group’s attempt to evade responsibility for the Pegasus Hack #SaveOurPrivacy

8 civil society organisations from across the world including IFF have filed an amici brief before the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in California urging the Court to dismiss the NSO Group's appeal claiming sovereign immunity for the Pegasus hack.
24 December, 2020
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The non-personal data policy process remains opaque and problematic #SaveOurPrivacy

Replies to Right to Information requests filed to the Committee of Experts working on the Non-Personal Data Governance framework highlight an underlying transparency problem which has been mirrored throughout 2020 by various other such data-related consultations by the Government.
23 December, 2020
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Arbitrary blocking of websites by Indian ISPs continues unabated #WhatTheBlock

Railwire seems to be arbitrarily blocking access to Reddit and DuckDuckGo. After Railwire subscribers sent us repeated reports on SaveTheInternet.in and also tagged us on social media we wrote to them today asking them to remove these blocks and follow the license conditions for ISPs.
21 December, 2020
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