Breaches

Securing Examination Data: No Child’s Play

Concerned about the threat to children's privacy and safety caused by such data breaches, in July 2021, IFF sent thirty-two representations to the State and Union Territory Commissions for the Protection of Child Rights in India.

Our recommendations to protect Indians against data breaches

In view of the rise in data breaches, we write to MEITY with recommendations to prevent data breaches and provide redressal against them.

Cybersec Charcha: Understanding the booming ransomware industry

In the second edition of Cybersec Charcha, we are taking a deep dive into understanding the unregulated ransomware industry, what a ransomware attack means and the consequences it can have.

Breach please! Why companies like Facebook need to be held accountable by CERT-IN.

Personal data of 60 Lakh Indian Facebook users is available on the internet for free. We provide suggestions on what you can do and we update you on the steps we have taken.

Kwik to deny a data breach, MobiKwik must move faster to address it

We have written to the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) asking them to initiate an inquiry over the data breach in terms of Section 70B(6) of the Information Technology Act, 2000. In this post, we point out the five steps MobiKwik must take to alleviate the situation.

Security incidents and the Personal Data Protection Bill. Need to do more and do better.

The recent BigBasket data breach was the most recent example of a spate of security incidents that have plagued the country recently. As work becomes more and more digital, the legislative framework for cyber security must be strengthened by strengthening the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019.

The Committee on IT is meeting next week! #SaveOurPrivacy

The Committee on IT is meeting on June 10, 2020 to discuss the issue of, "Citizens data security and privacy". We are hopeful it puts questions on Aarogya Setu and Data Breaches to the Ministry of IT.

It's time to stop data breaches and security vulnerabilities. We write to the IT Ministry. #SaveOurPrivacy

Till we fix the regulatory and cyber security plumbing of our digital, public infrastructure the data leaks and cyber security vulnerabilities will continue

Statement: Scary disclosures on use of NSO spyware in India signal a need for urgent reform

News reports have revealed the targeting of lawyers, journalists and activists in India through NSO's illegal spyware, Pegasus. While these revelations have left many of us shaken, we must demand transparency from the govt and push for surveillance reform in parliament and courts.

What has the NPCI found on the TrueCaller security breach? We write to them asking just that.

The NPCI began an investigation on the TrueCaller security breach that occurred on July 30, 2019. We write to them to enquire on the insight and outcomes of the investigation.