Updates

Hey Standing Committee, let's sit and talk?

As the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Communications & IT takes seat, IFF offers inputs on its 2023-24 subject roster and highlights the need to address recent privacy threats.
11 November, 2023
7 min read

A worm in the Apple? IFF writes to CERT-In as it begins probe into Apple’s state-sponsored attack notification

As CERT-In launches a probe on the recent threat notification sent by Apple to some of its users, we highlight key considerations and historical baggage that should inform the investigation.
09 November, 2023
4 min read

Supreme Court directs Union Govt. to contemplate laying down guidelines on Search and Seizure of Digital Devices

In October 2022, the Foundation for Media Professionals (“FMP”) filed a petition with the Supreme Court, requesting the establishment of regulations concerning law enforcement's authority to search or confiscate electronic devices.
07 November, 2023
5 min read

I, Draft National Robotics Strategy

IFF submits its comments on MeitY’s recent Draft National Robotics Strategy, highlighting concerns and making rights-affirming recommendations on the use of robotics in healthcare, and the need for a human rights impact assessment before a nation-wide roll-out.
01 November, 2023
8 min read

Defending the Digital Republic

IFF’s  Board of Trustees is delighted to welcome Ms. Vandita Morarka (Founder and CEO of One Future Collective) and Mr. Anshul Tewari (Founder of Youth Ki Awaaz) as the new Board Trustees at IFF.
31 October, 2023
2 min read

Aadhaar-based student ID raises alarms for privacy

The APAAR initiative under NEP 2020 envisions creating a unique ID for students, storing their education and extracurricular data in a permanent, life-long, longitudinal registry – all based on their Aadhaar.
27 October, 2023
7 min read

Flagging privacy concerns with Har Ghar Tiranga 2.0

The Har Ghar Tiranga 2.0 campaign by the Ministry of Culture set out to display the names and pictures of Indian citizens holding the tricolour on its website for a stipulated period, to celebrate India’s 76 years of independence. Except, user data is still displayed on the website.
26 October, 2023
6 min read

Request declined: Bengaluru Police rejects information sought in our first appeal on the Karnataka fact checking unit

Out first appeal inquiring about the constitution of a Fact Checking Unit (FCU) by the Bengaluru Police was rejected by the PIO for Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru City. This was despite announcement of its establishment by the state government.
25 October, 2023
6 min read

Manipur Govt's order penalising sharing of any videos/images depicting “violent activities”: We wrote to the Home Commissioner with our concerns.

The Manipur Home Department notified Order No. H-3608/2/2023-HD-HD  on October 11, 2023 (“the Order”), which restrains the sharing of videos/images depicting acts of violence in Manipur.
19 October, 2023
4 min read

#DoTheRightsThing: Meta’s HRIA for India

Gearing up for the 2024 general elections, we bring you #DoTheRightsThing. This series aims to assess the reporting on human rights impact undertaken by significant platforms—the first in line, Meta's 2023 annual Human Rights Report.
14 October, 2023
8 min read

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