Updates

What the Block?! IFF has heard your complaints and is taking action #SaveTheInternet

IFF received multiple complaints of irregular website blocking by ISPs in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The ISPs, namely ACT and BSNL, said they received directions from the DoT. Since this appears to be a network neutrality violation, IFF has written to the DoT and TRAI to look into it.
07 March, 2020
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IFF's counter comments to TRAI on net neutrality enforcement #SaveTheInternet

IFF submits its counter comments to TRAI's consultation on traffic management practices and a multistakeholder body for net neutrality.
03 March, 2020
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RTI response reveals CCTV deployment by Chandigarh Police without legal safeguards #ProjectPanoptic

IFF filed an RTI with the Chandigarh Police regarding their use of CCTVs in the city of Chandigarh and received a total of 5 responses from different departments. We have summarized these responses and also listed the immediate concerns which should be addressed by the Chandigarh Police.
02 March, 2020
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Data Protection and the National Population Register #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF's brief highlights how NPR violates data protection principles of lawfulness, consent, purpose limitation, data minimization and accountability. Based on this case study, the brief identifies various loopholes in the PDP Bill and recommends necessary changes to the Joint Parliamentary Committee.
28 February, 2020
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Essential Features of a Rights Respecting Data Protection Law #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF has made a submission to the Joint Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
28 February, 2020
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The J&K Govt cannot ban Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) #KeepUsOnline

Internet Freedom Foundation wrote to the Home Department of Jammu and Kashmir and key central government departments about the unlawful blocking of access to virtual private networks (VPNs) in J&K.
27 February, 2020
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Preventing cheating in exams is not a valid reason to shut down the Internet #KeepUsOnline

We wrote to the West Bengal Government to apprise them that measures to suspend internet services to prevent cheating in exams is illegal
27 February, 2020
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Cyber Democracy in association with IFF seeks to find answers to our some of our most pressing digital rights questions

What does democracy mean in the digital age? Cyber Democracy seeks to find out some answers.
26 February, 2020
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Lessons from the International Debate on Facial Recognition

We trace the international debate on use of facial recognition technology and recommend imposing a 3 year moratorium in India.
25 February, 2020
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