Covid

Government endorses the use of facial recognition for “touchless” vaccination process

We filed an RTI application with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to verify reports about the government using facial recognition technology (FRT) for the verification of beneficiaries of the COVID-19 vaccines. In their response the Ministry confirmed the use of FRT.

Delhi High Court issues directions on suggestions to improve the CoWIN platform #VaccinesForAll

Delhi High Court issued a series of directions offered by the Amicus, Senior Advocate Rajshekhar Rao on a note prepared by IFF. Hopefully it will soon lead to massive improvements including alternate modes or registration, co-win becoming more accessible, multilingual and having a privacy policy.

Hyderabad Police force people to remove their masks before photographing them. We sent a legal notice. #SaveOurPrivacy

Hyderabad Police is forcing people to remove masks and photographing them. We sent a legal notice to the Police Commissioner about this.

Indore Collector's welcome response - problematic paragraph repealed

Today, in a major victory for online free speech, the Collector, Indore issued an order repealing paragraph 7 of Indore's 144 order, and replacing it with clearer language, prohibiting only posts "that pose a danger to public peace, law and order, and health of the public"

Joint Statement: Say no to Aadhaar based Facial Recognition for Vaccination!

In the Joint Statement, we highlight our concerns on the use of this inaccurate technology for access to vaccines, how it may lead to potentially life threatening exclusion and ask for public support & sign ons.

We wrote to the PMO & DoT on the Access to Internet issue which is persisting in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands #DigitalAndamans #4GforAll

We have written to the Prime Minister’s Office and the Department of Telecommunications highlighting the prevalent issues in A&N Islands and providing certain recommendations.

Committee on IT : Get up! Stand up, for our privacy rights! #AarogyaSetu #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the Standing Committee for Information Technology to hold hearings on Aarogya Setu.

Workers of a digital world unite to advance privacy, dignity and autonomy! #SaveOurPrivacy

This May Day, IFF and a diverse group of individuals and organizations write to the government to ensure that privacy, dignity and autonomy of workers is not compromised during the COVID-19 crisis.

We Write to DoT and TRAI to Improve Internet Access and Protect Net Neutrality During COVID-19 #SaveTheInternet

IFF has written to the DoT and TRAI suggesting that government interventions must look toward overcoming the digital divide, appreciating the importance of the internet and mobile services as an essential utility, and protect net neutrality.

Supreme Court directs Govt to file reply to petition seeking restoration of 4G internet in J&K #KeepUsOnline

The Supreme Court has directed the Government to file its response to petitions seeking restoration of 4G internet in J&K by Sunday i.e. 26 April and the matter will be listed again next Monday i.e. 27 April.