Updates

Read our follow up letter to Justice A.P. Shah on self-censorship by Hotstar and the IAMAI’s self regulation code #LetUsChill

IFF has written to Justice AP Shah and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). In it we have expressed our concerns of self censorship by Hotstar and pressure by Government to get the entire online content industry to follow the IAMAI's Code for Self-Regulation.
13 March, 2020
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IFF writes to the Delhi Committee for Peace and Harmony on their social media crackdown #FreeToMeme

The Delhi Government constituted a Committee for Peace and Harmony to investigate hateful content and fake news over social media. As it stands it will enable over censorship and chilling effect. IFF has written a letter to the Committee’s chairperson along with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
07 March, 2020
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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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