Updates

The J&K Home Department’s RTI Appellate Authority directs that Review Committee’s findings on internet shutdowns must be provided in RTI

The First Appellate Authority (“FAA”) in J&K’s Home Department has directed the Public Information Officer (“PIO”) to provide copies of the Review Committee’s findings on internet shutdown orders.
22 August, 2023
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Monsoon Session 2023: A Digital Rights Review

The Monsoon Session concluded on August 11, 2023 when both Houses adjourned sine die. 25 bills were introduced and several key legislations (Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023) were passed by both Houses. We assess how our Parliament performed from a digital rights perspective.
21 August, 2023
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Madras HC issues notice on petition challenging use of FRT in Tamil Nadu

Madras High Court has issued notice in a petition challenging the installation and deployment of Facial Recognition Technology (“FRT”) across the State.
21 August, 2023
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RTI responses reveal the extent of Aadhaar use by the government

In our request to the UIDAI, we asked for information about the proposals received, the proposals approved, and the proposals denied.
16 August, 2023
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Delhi Police is Collecting Data from Persons in Delhi Hailing from NE States, Ladakh & Darjeeling. We wrote to the Delhi Police Commissioner Raising Our Concerns.

Delhi Police has reportedly initiated a data collection exercise, through which they have asked Delhi residents from the Northeastern states, Darjeeling and Ladakh to provide their personal information through a Google Form.
14 August, 2023
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Statement: 100 Days of Manipur's Ongoing Illegal Internet Shutdown & Violation of Fundamental Rights

Today, August 11, 2023, marks 100 days of Manipur’s descent into a state-wide internet shutdown.
10 August, 2023
3 min read

DPDPB, 2023 in the Parliament: Dialogue, Drama, and Discord

The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023 (DPDPB, 2023) was passed in both Houses of the Parliament on August 09, after only approximately 2 hours of combined discussion. This post summarises the discussions (or the lack thereof) on the bill in both Houses of the Parliament.
10 August, 2023
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IFF’s first read of the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023

Read our initial analysis of the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023.
03 August, 2023
9 min read

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