Updates

Thank you TRAI for recommending against internet licensing! #SaveTheInternet

In a victory for internet users the telecom regulator pushed back against some awful proposals by telecom companies to force online service providers for licensing, revenue sharing or breaking their encryption. We have written to the DOT to accept them.
28 September, 2020
5 min read

RTI responses from MP and Meghalaya show compliance failure with the Anuradha Bhasin Internet Shutdown decision

Nine months after the Supreme Court's decision on internet shutdowns in the matter of Anuradha Bhasin v Union of India, there is still no compliance with the Court's decision.
28 September, 2020
3 min read

Move fast, break things? Not when sensitive health data is at stake! #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the National Health Authority seeking enactment of general and sectoral data protection laws and meaningful public consultation prior to deployment of any national digital health ID programme.
23 September, 2020
4 min read

Watch the Watchmen Series Part 3 : The Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System

In the third part of our "Watch the Watchmen" series, we take a closer look at the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) which aims to develop a national database of crime and criminals.
21 September, 2020
3 min read

Multi-domain orgs and individuals raise concerns about Aarogya Setu #SaveOurPrivacy

8 organizations and 145 individuals have written to MoHFW, MeitY and the IT Standing Committee raising serious concerns regarding Aarogya Setu and other COVID-19 apps and presented a clear set of 16 demands.
18 September, 2020
4 min read

Watch the Watchmen Series Part 2 : The Centralised Monitoring System

In the second part of our Watch the Watchmen series, we take a look at the Centralised Monitoring System (CMS) which aims to automate the process of lawful interception & monitoring of telecommunications.
14 September, 2020
6 min read

National Digital Health Mission Data Policy Consultation: Not now, not like this, not without all of us! #SaveOurPrivacy

Post Delhi HC hearing, a follow up representation was sent by the petitioner highlighting continuing violation of statutory obligations and urging the government to re-calculate deadline for submission of feedback after implementing recommended changes.
10 September, 2020
4 min read

We wrote to the DoT about Odisha's internet connectivity issues #4GforAll

We asked them to ensure that the BharatNet Project, which aims to provide fast internet connectivity to the whole country, is operationalised according to pre-existing timelines so that these issues can be resolved.
09 September, 2020
6 min read

Delhi HC directs govt to consider representation regarding national Health Data Management Policy #SaveOurPrivacy

The petition heard by the Delhi HC raised concerns about the unreasonably short deadline for submission of feedback at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlighted how the existing process excludes persons with disabilities, non-English speakers and people without internet access.
03 September, 2020
4 min read

Watch the Watchmen Series Part 1 : The National Intelligence Grid

We take a closer look at the proposed National Intelligence Grid which aims to tackle terror threats in the country and is scheduled go live on December 31, 2020.
02 September, 2020
5 min read

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